Part B will test you on supporting sentences, transitional sentences, organization, and more. Use this post as a curated list of helpful learning resources.
SHSAT Structure topics:
The second part of the Revising/Editing section is the newest and most vague section of the SHSAT. Every SHSAT workbook and publisher has their own take on what kind of topics will appear on the exam. This post is based on the DOE description. If you don’t have much time to study, you should review only the topics that are causing you trouble.
The DOE description:
- language misuse
- missing or unnecessary supporting details
- missing or inappropriate transitional words, phrases, or sentences
- a missing or an unclear introductory statement or concluding statement
- confusing or illogical organization
- other errors related to language and writing standards
There are tons of resources on the internet, but these are some that I thought were especially useful and clarifying. There are multiple resources listed under most topics. You don’t have to check out all of them. Use them for additional examples, and as alternative explanations. Most of the resources are written for people trying to write better- not for test takers. Nevertheless, the resources will help you identify better writing and therefore help you answer questions about improving writing.