It depends. I’m sorry, but it does.
There are essentially two opposing strategies for passage-based questions: read the passage first or read the questions first and consult the passage as the questions demand.
Probably the most widely advocated strategy is to split the difference, and to read the passage first, favoring speed over retention of details. Princeton Review, for instance, encourages you to “read what you need” without “getting mired down in all the little details.”Read More