By: Kirsten Auerbach
Students often take a long time to do their work because they read everything slowly and carefully. Often, however, one of the following speed reading methods will be the best choice:
Skimming – this is reading a text quickly to find out what information it contains. You should skim when, for example, you want to check if a text has the information you need to answer some questions or write a project. It is often enough to look at the first (and last) sentences in each paragraph.
Scanning – this is reading quickly to find a specific piece of information. You should scan when, for example, you are looking for the answer to a question which you know is in the text.
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