i hate to suggest this
cause i never believed it, but paper can be about asa 24 ...
depending on the light conditions i usually meter
paper at asa 6 ( gloomy ) but more times than not
at asa 24 or so ... i never believed paper was as fast as it is
but once PE suggested ilford rc paper was around that speed
my negatives have been OK ...
it is kind of fun to think that photo paper is as fast as a slow film
good luck !