What is reading for gist?

Gist is the overall meaning, the core idea, of a spoken or written discourse. When taking a quick look at a written text to establish its genre and the main message its writer means to get across, we’re reading for gist. This is also known as skimming. A text can provide readers with lots of c … Read more

Steveston

Experience an active West Coast fishing community complete with the requisite pubs, museums, and a fish market! Steveston sits at the mouth of the Fraser River and was once the largest fishing port and cannery centre on the West Coast. Today, the canneries are no longer in operation, but it is still … Read more