Editing (SAT Writing, ACT English) Method Flowchart

Stem Questions - those that present an explicit question
  • Read carefully, especially noting and annotating any specific criteria the correct answer choice must satisfy - do not neglect these criteria and mistakenly treat this like a no-stem question!
No-stem Questions - those that present answer choices only, always including "No change"
  • For these questions, the starting question is always, "Is there an error?"
  • Follow the flowchart below for a step-by-step method for the SAT and ACT editing tests.