Tackling the Short RP
Here’s the good news: short RPs are no big deal. Follow
this method every time you encounter a short passage:
Step 1: Read the items before you read the passage.
Step 2: Read the italicized introduction.
Step 3: Read the entire passage, word for word.
There are two ways in which tackling
short RPs differs from tackling long RPs.
First, you’ll read the items before you
read the passage. Short RPs only have two items, so it will be much
easier for you to remember what the items are asking. Knowing what
to look for in the passage will focus your reading, which will save
Second, feel free to read the entire passage word for
word. For example, if an item focuses on the overall content of
the short passage, go ahead and read the whole thing. Because these
passages are short, you won’t waste much time by reading through
the entire thing.