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Reading skills

  1. 1. READINGREADING SKILLSSKILLS SCANNING AND SKIMMINGSCANNING AND SKIMMING SKILLSSKILLS
  2. 2. Introduction • Reading Purposes Information • There skills include – skimming for main ideas – scanning for specific details – referencing – note taking/making – comprehension – summarizing
  3. 3. Scanning
  4. 4. • Scanning is a selective reading process. • When you scan, you will try to locate facts quickly and also find answers to specific questions. • To scan, you should know what information you are searching for even before you start to read. • To scan quickly, you must only look for words or information which you need.
  5. 5. How to scan? • Fix firmly in your mind what you are looking for • Find headings or sub headings to locate facts faster • Train your eyes to move quickly over meaningful words or phrases
  6. 6. Scanning = Selective reading SPECIFIC INFO
  7. 7. Skimming Don’t worry too much about viruses. You may never see one. There are just a few ways to become infected. The common sources seem to be pirate games and putting floppies in PCs for public use. What is the main idea of this excerpt?
  8. 8. Skimming
  9. 9. • Skimming is the ability to identify the general ideas by moving your eyes rapidly over a text. • You only need to read selected portions to get the gist (main ideas) of the text.
  10. 10. How to skim? • Read the title • Read and locate key or topic headings words to find the main ideas
  11. 11. Skimming = Reading text quickly MAIN IDEAS

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