Part 2, Step 1: Look at an Overview of Part 2

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What is Part 2?
Part 2 is two nonfiction reading passages with 6 multiple choice questions each. 

What are the directions Part 1?
[Directions (9–20): Below each passage, there are several multiple-choice questions. Select the best suggested
answer to each question and record your answer on the separate answer sheet provided for you.]

What kind of Passages are in Part 1?
One of the passages is narrative nonfiction: a real story from one person's point of view.  The other is informational nonfiction: an article about a topic with a lot of information about it.

What is the best strategy for Part 1?
You will have the greatest chance to succeed on the multiple choice reading passages if you commit to this process:
  1. Read the questions first
  2. Annotate the passage based on the questions
  3. Read the passage carefully
  4. Answer the quesitons

Here is a more detailed description of how to annotate the passages.
  1. Read the questions first, underlining the important words 
  2. For every question that has line numbers in it, underline the lines in the passage that the question is referring to, and write the number of the question next to it and the important words from the question that you underlined.
  3. After you annotate the questions that have line numbers, put the annotations for the questions that don't have line numbers between them.  Remember, the questions are always chronological (the 2nd question always refers to a part of the text that is after the part referred to in the 1st question).
  4. Read the passage carefully, being sure to stop and reread if you get confused.
  5. Answer the questions.
  6. Check your answers by looking for evidence of the answer you picked in the text
Click here for an example of what your paper should look like BEFORE you even read the passage the first time.