Reading: Efficient Scanning

Reading Skills for Academic Study

Efficient reading skills

Scanning to locate specifically required information.

When you look for a telephone number or a name in an index, your eyes move quickly over the words until you find the particular information you are looking for. You ignore everything except the specific information you want. Scanning is directed and purposeful and should be extremely fast.

Try these exercises: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4

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