Skimming

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reading skill

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Skimming
1 Definition
1.1 A reading skill employed to obtain the general idea of a text, to find out writer's POV and to see how the contents in a passage are arranged.
1.2 When a text is too long and we have limited amount of time, we use this reading technique
2 Tips for better skimming
2.1 Glance at/read a document or report quickly, noting only main points
2.2 Read the first and last paragraphs using headings, summaries and other organizers as they move down the page
2.3 Read headings, sub-headings and illustrations
2.4 Consider reading the first sentence of each paragraph rather than reading for comprehension
2.5 Effective for finding dates, names of people and places, reviewing graphs, table and chart
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