SKIMMING AND SCANNING

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SKIMMING AND SCANNING by Mind Map: SKIMMING AND SCANNING

1. are teo specific speed-reading techniques, which enable you tocover a vast amount of material

2. SKIMMING

2.1. A) Skimming is useful in three different situation

2.1.1. Pre-reading- skinning is more thorough than simple previewing and can give a more accurate picture of tex to be read later

2.1.2. Reviewing- Skimming is useful for reviewing texto already read

2.2. B) Steps in skimming an article

2.2.1. Read the title

2.2.1.1. Reading- Skimming is most often used for quickly reading material that, for any number of reasons, does nor need more detailed attention

2.2.2. Read the introduction or lead

2.2.3. Read the first paragraph completely

2.2.4. If there are subheadings, read each one, looking for relationships among them

2.2.5. Read the firs sentence of each remaining paragraph

2.3. C) Mastering the art of skimming effectively requires that you use it as frequently as possible

2.4. D) Skimming can usually be accomplishe at about 1000 words per minute

3. SCANNING

3.1. A) Scanning is very useful for finding a specific name, date, statistic, or fact without reading the entire article

3.2. B) Steps in scanning an article

3.2.1. Keep in mind at all times what it is you are searching for

3.2.2. Anticipate in what form the information is likely to appear-numbers, proper nouns, etc

3.2.3. Analyze the organization of the content before starting to scan

3.2.4. Let your eyes run rapidly over several lines of print at a time

3.2.5. When you find the sentence that has the information you seek, read the entire sentence

3.3. C) In scanning you must be willing to skip over large sections of text without reading or understanding them

3.4. D) Scanning can be done at 1500 or more words per minute