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 13.1 Instructions for Reading Passages 13.2 What the Instructions Don’t Tell You 13.3 A Sample Passage and Questions

 13.4 Long RP Strategy 13.5 Challenged to a Dual (Passage) 13.6 The Skinny on RP Content
Challenged to a Dual (Passage)
The new SAT contains one dual passage, which is SAT-speak for two separate passages that are somehow related. When you get to the dual passage, here’s what you’ll see:
• Italicized introduction
• Passage 1
• Passage 2
• Questions on passage 1
• Questions on passage 2
• Questions that ask you to relate the two passages
The secret to dual passages is: Do not follow this order. Instead, treat each passage separately, with the four-step method we just showed you. That results in the following five-step method for dual RPs:
1. Read the introduction and the first passage.