STAAR Revising & Editing Practice #1
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by Dawn M Thomas
| 4 Questions
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What is the most effective transition to add to the beginning of sentence 6?
Even though
In contrast
Furthermore
However
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Kelly wants to add a more effective transition between the second paragraph (sentences 4-11) and the third paragraph (sentences 12-14). Which of the following sentences should be added before sentence 12 to help readers effectively transition from the second to third paragraph?
Using the snooze button can have a negative impact on a person's health.
Perhaps more serious, though, is how this sleepiness can affect a person's mood.
Sleepiness also may occur if the body's circadian rhythm, or internal body clock, is disrupted.
Interfering with the natural circadian rhythm is equally distracting.
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Kelly has not used the most appropriate word in sentence 17. Which word best replaces changes?
varies
shifts
controls
decreases
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Kelly wants to end her essay with a call to action. Which sentence should she add after sentence 21 to best achieve this goal?
The snooze button contributes to unhealthy sleep patterns and should not be used on a regular basis.
Banish the snooze button and develop healthier sleep habits to feel rested and ready for your busy days.
Put that alarm on the other side of the room and turn off electronics in order to feel more rested.
People should stop interrupting sleep cycles with the snooze button in order to get more sleep.
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