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0010 Demonstrate the Ability to Analyze and Revise Sentences Containing Common Errors of Sentence Construction, Grammar, Usage, Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation
The Short-Answer section of the Writing subtest requires you to write seven short-answer items. For each item you will be asked to revise text that contains two errors (e.g., in grammar, usage, construction, spelling, capitalization, punctuation).
A good approach is rewrite the text so that the errors are addressed and the original meaning is maintained. In addressing the errors, you may restructure the syntax of the original text, but the essential elements (e.g., names, places, actions) and relationship among those elements (e.g., cause/effect, before/after) must be maintained.
Your rewrite should be a single sentence and should not introduce any new errors in grammar, usage, construction, spelling, punctuation, or capitalization. All proper names of people are correctly spelled within the text.
The next several pages will focus on improving your skills by revising topic and thesis sentences.