Queensborough Community College
Department of Basic Educational Skills
PRACTICE TEST 1 for the
ACT WRITING EXAMINATION
Directions: In the passage that follows, certain words and phrases are underlined and numbered. In the right-hand column, you will find alternatives for each underlined part. Choose the one that best expresses the idea, makes the statement appropriate for standard written English, or is worded most consistently with the style and tone of the passage as a whole. If you think the original version is best, choose "NO CHANGE."
You will also find questions about a section of the passage or about the passage as a whole. For each question in the test, choose the alternatives you consider best and type the letter of your answer choice into the blank. You may then check your answer to see if it is correct by clicking the appropriate button. If you are incorrect the first time, let the advice the computer generates guide you towards making the correct choice and understanding why it works.
Read each passage
through once before you begin to answer the questions that accompany it.
You cannot determine some answers without reading sentences beyond the
phrase in question. Be sure that you have read far enough ahead each time
you choose an alternative.
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