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Skimming

Skimming helps you find information in a text without reading the whole thing. Readers usually skim when a text is very long. Skimming will help you decide whether the text is interesting or useful.

You can skim a text in lots of ways:

  1. Read only the subheadings or titles of the paragraphs
  2. Read the first sentence of each paragraph to find out what it is about
  3. Look for dates, names or technical words that might help you to find what you're looking for

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