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Re-order paragraphs 2018-05-03T04:08:35+00:00

  Re-order paragraphs

1) How you are scored

Partial credit:

1 Each pair of correct adjacent text box

0 Minimum score

2) Read the full text   

You are given jumbled text and need to reorder them in a paragraph that makes logical sense. Most of the sentences given will have a structure and a chronology i.e. sequence of events that happen one after the other. Your goal is to simply identify this.

Read all the text boxes quickly before you start re-ordering them, and use the keywords to form an overall idea of what the original text is about.

3) Find the topic sentence first

Start with the first sentence as this is the most easily to identify. It is usually a clear statement about the topic, and all the other sentences are related in some way to this sentence. This is the sentence that will have the overall topic idea/statement within it.

The topic sentence can stand alone; it does not begin with a linker or a pronoun that refers to something or someone (e.g., ‘he’ or ‘this’), nor does it does refer to information or actions previously mentioned.

Note any paragraphs that begin with conjunctions such as However, Nevertheless, But, Also, Furthermore, and so on. Such sentences do not usually go first. Additionally, paragraphs that are referring back to text in a previous paragraph will probably contain pronouns referring to someone (e.g., he, she, them, they) or something (it). Any other clues that related to sequences (Another, firstly, secondly, finally, next, subsequent, following, in addition, too) should be noted as they will probably not be the first sentence.

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