Reading: Skimming and scanning

Speed reading or skimming is great when you quickly want to find a specific piece of information in a piece of text.

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Skimming and scanning includes:

  • How to skim read texts for the gist
  • How to scan texts for specific information
  • The difference between skimming and scanning

Downloadable Factsheets

Scanning a recipe
Skimming and scanning the news
Skimming and scanning
What is skimming?
What is scanning?

Downloadable Worksheets

Scanning a recipe
Scanning text to find information quickly
Skimming text to look for main ideas
Scanning a job advertisement
Scanning a school prospectus
Skimming a school prospectus

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