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RC: reading the questions first or start with the passage?

RC: reading the questions first or start with the passage?
« on: November 07, 2005, 09:36:56 PM »
just read the princeton prep materials saying that for RC, one should read questions first. not sure how that works. do you guys read the questions first as well? ???

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Re: RC: reading the questions first or start with the passage?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005, 10:33:52 PM »
I agree with googler.  After you practice enough you can kind of anticipate what kind of questions will be asked anyway.

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Re: RC: reading the questions first or start with the passage?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2005, 11:51:28 PM »
Complete waste of time which will actually hurt your concentration when you read.

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Re: RC: reading the questions first or start with the passage?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2005, 08:16:36 AM »
Read the passage closely for content. If you understand it, you can answer the questions, then just refer back for the things like 'On lines 31-36 the stenographers referred to would agree with what?'

If you read the questions first, you'll focus on answering the questions rather than understanding the passage, which can trip you up.