And Finally . . .
In preparing for multiple-choice writing, you’re also
laying the groundwork for success on the essay. Sentence-level items
test sentence-level writing skills passively. Paragraph
Improvement sets build on these skills, passively testing
the arrangement of sentences within paragraphs and the arrangement
of paragraphs within passages. The essay will provide you with an
opportunity to actively apply your language skills.
Much like musical proficiency, writing proficiency depends
on having good role models (listen to the greats; read only the
best writing), cultivating top-notch skills, and practice, practice,
On to the practice items!