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Careers and Life

Questions on grammar, style, tone, and organization will ask you to be surgical in your analysis, and to consider the grammar of individual clauses as well as the effectiveness of the entire passage. As you go through this section, pay close attention to how the writers develop and structure their themes -- perhaps you will find some inspiration for your own college admissions essay!

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An Open Letter to My FamilyFree

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Dealt a Bad Hand

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Mind Over Matter

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Science Passages

You don't need to be a science expert in order to assess whether these sentences and passages are structured effectively and concisely. As you read, keep your audience in mind: what is the best and most precise way to convey information? How will correcting the syntax and diction and restructuring certain sentences or paragraphs create meaning more effectively?

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Accuracy is based on your most recent attempt.

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Your status is based on your weighted accuracy which accounts for the difficulty of the questions.

Your weighted accuracy is based on your most recent attempts compared to everyone else’s first attempts.

Re-answering questions correctly will improve your weighted average status.

Teenagers Are Nuts

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Man Grows New Noses

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Can We Turn a Chimp into a Man

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How Volcanoes Work

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Social Science Passages

Figure out the best way to structure a passage about the social sciences or the humanities to maximize logic and cohesion. As you read, consider how the author organizes their thoughts, develops their topic, and cites evidence for their major claims and assertions—and evaluate whether there is a more organized or compelling way to structure this writing.

CompletionAccuracy

Accuracy is based on your most recent attempt.

Status

Your status is based on your weighted accuracy which accounts for the difficulty of the questions.

Your weighted accuracy is based on your most recent attempts compared to everyone else’s first attempts.

Re-answering questions correctly will improve your weighted average status.

Dreads Locked Out

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Digital Tattoo

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Killer Robots

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Mt. Rushmore

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Life of Mary Shelley

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Careers and Life

As you read these relatable passages outlining possible careers and illustrating various life choices and events, pay close attention to diction, style, and tone. Ask yourself, "How would I structure this essay in order to provide the punchiest and most effective reading experience?" You will perform both a clause-by-clause and a holistic analysis of the passage in order to assess the most correct and concise way to convey meaning.

CompletionAccuracy

Accuracy is based on your most recent attempt.

Status

Your status is based on your weighted accuracy which accounts for the difficulty of the questions.

Your weighted accuracy is based on your most recent attempts compared to everyone else’s first attempts.

Re-answering questions correctly will improve your weighted average status.

Pole Vaulting Blind

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Cheerleading a Sport

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Lucy Li

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Xtreme Ironing

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Museum of Ice Cream

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