Reading Comprehension: One Paragraph Reading Passages

The Initial Reading of a one-paragraph passage begins with reading the first few sentences, processing them and thus getting the main idea of the passage. 

What is the next step?

Whoa, not so quickly.

The Initial Reading is not over after reading the first 2-3 sentences of the passage. To complete it, you need to scan the passage in search of a structural word/phrase and reading the sentence in which this word/phrase appears.

Good!

Incorrect.

Reading the last sentence is not a good idea for two reasons:

1. There might be sentences that are important to read between the ones you read so far and the end of the passage (i.e., sentences that begin with a structural word/phrase, such as However). 

2. Reading the last sentence is not a part of the Initial Reading as this sentence does not contain any structural information. It could instead contain content that would confuse you.

The advised strategy is scanning the passage in search of a structural word/phrase and reading the sentence in which this word/phrase appears.

The correct action in this case is scanning the passage in search of a structural word/phrase and reading the sentence in which this word/phrase appears.

Scanning the passage in search of a structural word/phrase and reading the sentence in which this word/phrase appears
Reading the last sentence of the passage
Reading the first question. 

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