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Reading techniques skimming vs scanning

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Overview of Skimming Vs Scanning reading techniques

Overview of Skimming Vs Scanning reading techniques

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  • 1. Reading Techniques
    Average Reading
    Skimming
    Scanning
  • 2. Average Reading
    -do not skip material
    -cover all of the material
    -higher comprehension (understanding)
    -50% considered good
    -slower
  • 3. Skimming VS Scanning
    Skimming
    Scanning
    -fast reading
    -get main idea not all details.
    -must leave out parts
    -may leave out ½ to ¾ paragraph once you have the main idea of the paragraph
    -comprehension is lower, try to comprehend as much as you can while reading at an average speed
    -comprehend 50% of what you are reading
    -twice as fast
    -usually done with material you know nothing about
    *note as speed increases, comprehension decreases
    -reading technique used when you want to locate a single fact or specific bit of information without reading every word
    -eg scan TV lisitings in paper to find time of show
    -phone directory when you want to see a show
    -fast way to find info
    -must be accurate in terms of finding a specific TV show or Phone #
    -often done with material that you know something about
    Eg) telephone directory you already know the name of the person. What else do you know?
  • 4. TIPS For Skimming
    1) Read the first several paragraphs
    -this will help you to identify the topic of the article, the subject, a little of the authors style, the authors viewpoint, and so on.
    -leave nothing out, but read at your top speed.
    -authors usually give an intro in the first few paragraphs, this helps get an overall picture of the article
    2) Leave out Material
    -Once you have a general overview of the article, you should begin to leave out material right away
    -so by the 4th or 5th paragraph you may read only the key sentences to get the main idea and skip the rest of the paragraph
    -let your eyes jump ahead, picking up one or two important words, phrases, or numbers
  • 5. TIPS For Skimming
    3) Find the Main Ideas
    -Try to get the main idea of every paragraph plus a few facts
    -you will not get all the facts but you may get some
    -sometimes the main idea is not in the first sentence, sometimes it is in the middle or the end of the paragraph-this may take extra time to find
    -some paragraphs may not have a main idea
    -the final paragraphs often summarize the story or article so they may be worthwhile to read more fully
    4) READ FAST
    -The purpose is to get the author’s main idea at a very fast speed… don’t get too caught up in details
  • 6. TIPS For Scanning
    1) Note the arrangement of info
    Alphabetical
    Non Alphabetical
    Prose-look at title, subtitle, illustrations, once know general organisation easier to understand
    2) Keep clue words in mind
    -when you find the section most likely to contain the info, you are ready to begin scanning
    -eg telephone directory-clue word is last name
    -looking for baseball scores clue word is baseball
  • 7. TIPS For Scanning
    3) Scan quickly
    -purpose is to locate info quickly, a high rate of speed is essential
    -with clue words in mind, try to scan as much of the printed matter as you can in the least amount of time
    -don’t get distracted by unrelated words or info
    -if you find yourself beginning to read words or paragraphs, stop reading and begin to move your eyes in a scanning pattern
    -read more careful once you find the cue words
     
    4) Make accuracy your goal
    -Accuracy is just as important as speed
    -need specific info
    -once found info you need to check that you are correct
    -high speed is only useful if you find the exact info you need.
    -Goal 100% accuracy
  • 8. Students
    Copy the 4 BOLDED tips for Skimming and Scanning into your notes
    * Note to Self add source