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Skimming and scanning

  1. 1. SKIMMING
  2. 2. How to Skim: *Read the title.* Read the introduction or the first paragraph. * Read the first sentence of every other paragraph. *Read any headings and sub-headings. *Notice any pictures, charts, or graphs. *Notice any italicized or boldface words or phrases. * Read the summary or last paragraph.
  3. 3. SCANNINGA reading technique to be used when you want to find specific information quickly. In scanning you have a question in your mind and you read a passage only to find theanswer, ignoring unrelated information.
  4. 4. How to Scan:* State the specific information you are looking for.* Try to anticipate how the answer will appear and what clues you might use to help you locate the answer. For example, if you were looking for a certain date, you would quickly read the paragraph looking only for numbers.* Use headings and any other aids that will help you identify which sections might contain the information you are looking for.* Selectively read and skip through sections of the passage.
  5. 5. Milkman David Sandedge has ended hisdoorstop deliveries on Merseyside, after 63years. David was just seven years old when hetook up his job. He left his first pint of milk ata front door on Handover Drive. He used tohelp his father deliver the milk. In 1953, David and his father had 7,500bottles a day on their milk float. On his lastvisit to Handover Drive he had just 300 bottlesof milk for regular customers. From now onwe will all have to buy milk from shops andsupermarkets.
  6. 6.  Skim the article to sum up what it is about;b)David has been a milkman all his life, but soon he will retire. He doesn’t sell as much milk as he used to.c) David is retiring now, because he sells too much milk and cannot keep up with his round.d)David is retiring from being a milkman to go and work in a shop or supermarket.
  7. 7. Chapter Topic 1 Introduction •Which chapter would 2 History of be relevant for learning Football about great games of 3 Rules of the the past? game 4 Classic •Chapter 1 Matches •Game Tactics 5 Best Players in •Chapter 7 •Rules of the Game the World •Classic Matches 6 Game tactics 7 Index
  8. 8. In today’s world, nearly every aspect of life relies oncomputer technology. It is used for business, publicservices, education and entertainment. Thisdevelopment has become quite alarming. People areconcerned over the loss of vital skills as computertechnology replaces traditional ways of working in avariety of areas from art and design to banking and foodindustries. Chaos can happen when a computer systemfail, leading to the breakdown of essential services suchas transport, communications and utilities.However, people would not be able to enjoy theircurrent standard of living without computer technology.The world’s population today is bigger than it was ageneration ago. The fact that there is a sufficient amountof food for everyone, that travelling from one place toanother is convenient, and a top class medical care isprovided for, is largely owed to computer technology.
  9. 9. Boys Girls Boys Girls 9-13 9-13 14-18 14-18Internet 24% 22% 22% 25%Television 16% 12% 13% 19%Mobilephones 29% 32% 25% 25%MP3 Player 22% 20% 22% 20%iPod 9% 14% 18% 11%