DIRECTIONS: In the passages that follow, some words and phrases are underlined and numbered. In the answer column, you will find alternatives for the words and phrases that are underlined. Choose the alternative that you think is best, and fill in the corresponding bubble on your answer sheet. If you think that the original version is best, choose “NO CHANGE,” which will always be either answer choice A or F. You will also find questions about a particular section of the passage, or about the entire passage. These questions will be identified either by an underlined portion or by a number in a box. Look for the answer that clearly expresses the idea, is consistent with the style and tone of the passage, and makes the correct use of standard written English. Read the passage through once before answering the questions. For some questions, you should read beyond the indicated portion before you answer.
A Medical Journal
In late summer, the Q3 editorial board reconvenes in anticipation of the new fall semester. We develop a formal call for papers nationwide research institutions are distributed to, Q4 from which we gather a wide variety of papers and reports dealing with all areas of medicine, human biology, and public health. Researchers, and authors, Q5 are notified of our calls for papers through our web site, e-mail list, and the flyers that we mail.
They always get Q8 as many bad papers as good ones. Q9 Those we have trouble deciphering are immediately declining, Q10 and if the formatting is poor, we insist on a revised copy from the author. The editors agree that each paper must reflect the professional standards of the journal and the medical community. For instance, Q11 they choose those works that they feel provide the most beneficial information for the journal’s readers. Despite this policy, disagreements can still occur. With passion, editors argue often for their choices. Q12
By January, we have enough content to fill three monthly issues of the journal. Once we finalize the layout, we send Q13 all three issues to the print shop. When the pallet-loads of journals arrive in our office, we hire some undergraduates to address, sort, and bundle them for mailing. In the intervening time, the editorial board meets Q14 again to plan the next three issues and to call for more papers. The sixth and final issue of the year appears in June, and once all work is done, we take off to enjoy a few months of vacation, well-earned. Q15