Reading Skills/Activities/Skimming

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What is skimming? Skimming is a reading technique used to get a general impression or overview of the information you are reading. It is used to quickly find the main ideas.

It is a lot quicker than reading word for word, up to three to four times faster than 'normal' reading and is used when you have a lot of material to read in a short time frame. This technique can not be used if you are reading for comprehension or understanding. Instead skimming is used to identify what you need to put aside and read for understanding later on.

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