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  1. 1. Reading Techniques
  2. 2. What is skimming? •Skimming is high-speed reading that can save a lot of time. You skim to get general sense of the passage or a book. Practice in skimming will help you learn to skip over unimportant words so that you can read faster.
  3. 3. What is scanning? •Scanning is high-speed reading. When you scan, you have a question in mind. You do not read every word, only the words that answer your question. Practice in scanning will help you learn to skip over unimportant words (main idea)so that you can read faster.
  4. 4. What is Intensive Reading? •Intensive Reading is high-speed reading. When you read intensively or critically, you read for a specific word or words for the question.
  5. 5. Summary • Skimming: Read fast for general ideas • Scanning: Read fast for main ideas • Intensive Reading: Read fast for specific ideas
  6. 6. What is previewing and predicting? There are two skills that are essential for a good reader: Previewing and Predicting. When you gather information about a book by examining its over, you are previewing. The aim of previewing is to help you predict or make some “educated guesses” about what is in the book. Previewing and Predicting before you read can make a big difference. You can get some ideas about what you will read. That way you will begin to process the information far more quickly. You will also be able to follow the writer’s idea better. Though it takes a few minutes to preview and predict, those few minutes are well invested. You will find that later you save reading time and gain comprehension.
  7. 7. What is Using Grammar to Guess Word Meaning? Another way context can help you guess is by giving you information about the grammar. When you find a word you do not know, look at the grammatical structure of the sentence. I will tell you about the function of the word – as a noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, or adverb, etc. Then you have a much narrower range of choices for guessing the meaning.
  8. 8. What is Recognizing Words that Connect Idea? Do you ever find that you are understanding words but not understand the writer’s ideas? Sometimes this happens when you do not pay attention to the words which connect the ideas. These words are often short, but important. Three useful kinds of words to notice are pronouns, synonym, and summary word.
  9. 9. What is Topic? When you read for the meaning, you should begin by looking for the topic. This helps you connect what you read to what you already know. In order to find the topic, ask yourself: –What is this about? – What is the general idea?