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 12.1 Become a Reading Machine 12.2 Slaying the Fire-Breathing Jargon

 12.3 RP Size and RP Skill
Reading Passages: The Long and Short of It
To make a long story short, the SAT now contains two kinds of critical reading passages (which we call RPs):
• The familiar long RPs—multiparagraph passages followed by a series of questions.
• New short RPs—brief one-paragraph passages followed by two questions.
The test also contains dual passages for both long and short RPs that require you to read two passages and answer questions about how they relate. Long and short RP questions account for about two-thirds of the entire SAT Critical Reading section. Explaining what they’re all about and how to beat them accounts for 100 percent of the next three chapters.
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