What are tips to find the correct order for scramble paragraph?

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for shsat

Apr 21st, 2015

Please go to the given site below and read the answer.

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121008181837AA2ZO1c

Apr 21st, 2015

Well, Jason I am also taking the test in less than a month (October 27th or 28th). I have the Barron's practice book and I typically get 4/5 and 5/5. I see that you need help on the test, the scrambled paragraphs are worth double points (2 points) and the other parts of the test are worth 1 point, so it is imperative (very crucial) that you do well on this section. The paragraphs on the test are non-fiction or science fiction, so they are not the most interesting and they may be tricky. The best way to do well on the scrambled paragraphs is to look out for transition words like: However, In addition, Also, etc. If you don't get the transition words, you have to make sure a certain topic is continued in the next sentence. For example, If the previous sentence says, " The Incas have a huge ceremony at the birth of a new tribe member". The next sentence must directly follow up the sentence like this, " The leader of the tribe will give the baby a spear if the baby is a boy and if the baby is a girl, they receive a flower". Then the following sentence is, " ALSO(transition word), the mother will give the child the horn of a bull to signify the strong bond between mother and offspring". Sorry for the boring topic but that's what is on the test(NON FICTION) . You must also read books to get the organization of different paragraphs(LOL, I don't just mean nonfiction books, I mean like sports magazines, articles, anything). 

Here is sample question from Barron's SHSAT( I am studying in this book, right now): 

1ST Sentence: Ranging in length from 18 to 25 inches and with a wingspread of 36 to 60 inches, the Great Horned Owl is the largest North American owl. 

(Q): These include mammals like domestic cats and rabbits and large birds like ospreys, ducks, and herons. 
(R): The owl hunts these animals by waiting on a high perch until it detects the prey below; it then swoops down for the kill. 
(S): If the "Great" is accurate, however, the "Horned" is not, for the bird's head bears not horns, but prominent ear-tufts. 
(T): Aided by its size and strength, extremely acute hearing, and flying speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, this owl preys not only on small animals but also on larger ones. 
(U): These give it a fearsome appearance that is not at all deceiving, as this species is one of the most ferocious predators of the bird world. 

Haha, sorry for this but this is the best way to help you. Reread the paragraph and try to unscramble it. The answer will be in the sources. DO NOT LOOK AT THE ANSWER UNLESS YOU THINK YOU HAVE UNSCRAMBLED IT. Again, look for transition words and follow the topic given in the first sentence.

Source(s):8th grader from NYC. Taking the SHSAT on October 27th or 28th. 

The answer is SUTQR. 

If you got it right GOOD and continue to work on this. If not, you need to STUDY REALLY HARD BECAUSE THIS SECTION AND THE MATH WILL BE CRUCIAL, ALSO THE LOGICAL REASONING IS KEY. Good Luck to the both of us on the SHSAT!.


Apr 21st, 2015

ok. thanks

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