Strategies for Locating Information in a Text<br />
Skimming <br />Running your eyes quickly over the text, to get general information about the whole text. <br />Look for:<b...
After Skimming<br />Think!<br />What do I already know about this topic?<br />What kind of info am I likely to find here?<...
Scanning<br />Going through the text for particular pieces of information, paying closer attention to the sections where y...
After Skimming and Scanning<br />You should be able to answer:<br />What type of text is this? (non-fiction article? News ...
Organising the Information You Find<br />
Bullet Points<br />Whales<br />Old age <br />Wisdom<br />Tradition<br />Kahu<br />
KWL CHART<br />
Flow Chart<br />Shows how one thing leads to another<br />
Family Tree<br />Shows how people (or ideas) are related.<br />
Venn Diagram<br />Showing how topics are alike and different<br />
Other Charts<br />
Other Charts<br />
Other Charts<br />
5 Ws Chart<br />
Timeline <br />
Mindmaps<br />
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  1. 1. Strategies for Locating Information in a Text<br />
  2. 2. Skimming <br />Running your eyes quickly over the text, to get general information about the whole text. <br />Look for:<br />Key words<br />Visual features<br />Headings and subheadings<br />Lists or bullet points<br />Any words that stand out (italics, bold, font)<br />Words or abbreviations you don’t know<br />
  3. 3. After Skimming<br />Think!<br />What do I already know about this topic?<br />What kind of info am I likely to find here?<br />This is called<br />Activating Prior Knowledge<br />
  4. 4. Scanning<br />Going through the text for particular pieces of information, paying closer attention to the sections where you expect to find the info you need.<br />Look for:<br />Main points of different sections (usually in the first sentence)<br />Key words in a paragraph<br />
  5. 5. After Skimming and Scanning<br />You should be able to answer:<br />What type of text is this? (non-fiction article? News report? Medical information?)<br />What is the main purpose of the article (persuade? Inform? Question?)<br />What is the main subject?<br />Who is the intended audience?<br />What sort of information will I find in this text?<br />
  6. 6. Organising the Information You Find<br />
  7. 7. Bullet Points<br />Whales<br />Old age <br />Wisdom<br />Tradition<br />Kahu<br />
  8. 8. KWL CHART<br />
  9. 9. Flow Chart<br />Shows how one thing leads to another<br />
  10. 10. Family Tree<br />Shows how people (or ideas) are related.<br />
  11. 11. Venn Diagram<br />Showing how topics are alike and different<br />
  12. 12. Other Charts<br />
  13. 13. Other Charts<br />
  14. 14. Other Charts<br />
  15. 15. 5 Ws Chart<br />
  16. 16. Timeline <br />
  17. 17. Mindmaps<br />

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