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  • When you go someplace new, you probably look around quickly to get a basic understanding of your surroundings. How Do I Locate Information in Documents? Previewing the Text This same skill can help you read informational texts.
  • When you preview the text, you quickly look at the text for clues to its content. Previewing the text’s organization often provides you with a clear idea of what the document is about. • titles and subheadings • boldface, numbered, or bulleted items • illustrations and photos Look at • subject lines of memos How Do I Locate Information in Documents? Previewing the Text
  • When you preview, look over the document without reading every word. Replacing Your Cell Phone Battery 1. Turn off your phone. 2. Depress the latch button on the rear of the battery compartment. 3. Slide the cover to the left to reveal the battery. 1. Read the title. 2. Notice the numbers that indicate a step-by-step organization. 3. Read the boldface and italic items. 4. Use all of the clues to predict the content. How Do I Locate Information in Documents? Previewing the Text
  • There are different styles of reading for different situations. When reading documents, you can save time by skimming and scanning. How Do I Locate Information in Documents? Skimming and Scanning
  • When you skim, you read for main points. People often skim when they have a lot of material to read in a short time. They may review charts and headings in a science textbook before a test glance at newspaper headlines How Do I Locate Information in Documents? Skimming and Scanning
  • Skimming a document happens quickly: STEPS TO SKIM New Cafeteria Procedure This year the lunch line will move faster! A new labeling system will simplify your choices. Making a Choice: Check the large electronic board on the cafeteria wall listing the day’s menu choices. . . . Getting Your Food: Each selection will be labeled with a number 2 inside a dotted triangle. This number will correspond with the same. . . . 1. Read titles and subheadings. 2. Read the first line or two of each paragraph. 4. Decide whether the text contains the information you need. 3. Look at illustrations. New Cafeteria Procedure This year the lunch line will move faster! A new labeling system will simplify your choices Making a Choice: Check the large electronic board on the cafeteria wall listing the day’s menu choices. . . . Getting Your Food: Each selection will be labeled with a number 2 inside a dotted triangle. This number will correspond with the same. . . . How Do I Locate Information in Documents? Skimming and Scanning
  • When you scan, you look for information that is closely related to what you want to learn. Scanning might include looking for an author’s name in a table of contents looking in a geography book for the name of the highest mountain in the United States How Do I Locate Information in Documents? Skimming and Scanning
  • You scan a document to find specific information. Auditions for The Wizard of Oz Davis High School’s Fall Production this year will be the fabulous Wizard of Oz! Auditions will be held Date: Monday, August 30 Time: 5:30-8:30 PM Place: Fine Arts Facility Multiple speaking and singing parts are available. Come join the fun! 1. Start at the beginning of the passage. To find the location of the auditions 2. Move your eyes quickly over the lines. 3. Look for key words related to the information you want to find. How Do I Locate Information in Documents? Skimming and Scanning