When we see page with a lot of information on it, we can become intimidated and not want to read any further. When we worry about what we may not understand, it's easy to get discouraged. Skimming is a strategy that helps you read over something quickly to see what you already know and get an idea of what the reading may be about. Skimming can help you understand a reading and prepare to read the whole thing. Read this article on skimming strategies. When you're done, complete the activity "Applying for a Job". 

Skimming is a process of speed reading that involves visually searching the sentences of a page for clues to the main idea or when reading an essay, it can mean reading the beginning and ending for summary information, then optionally the first sentence of each paragraph to quickly determine whether to seek still more detail, as determined by the questions or purpose of the reading. For some people, this comes naturally, but is usually acquired by practice.

How to Use It

  1. Read the title, subtitles and subheading to find out what the text is about.
  2. Look at the illustrations to give you further information about the topic.
  3. Read the first and last sentence of each paragraph.
  4. Don't read every word or every sentence. Let you eyes skim over the text, taking in key words.
  5. Continue to think about the meaning of the text. 

When to Use It

  1. When one needs to know the overall sense or the main ideas of a text.
  2. When there are large amounts of reading and limited time to review it in detail.
  3. When one is seeking specific information rather than reading for comprehension or pleasure.
  4. When it is necessary to find out if it is a book should be read at all or in more detail.
  5. When one needs to know if a text may be of interest in one's research.

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