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