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Skimming, Scanning, Reading for detail

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Jacquie Ombewa

on 10 September 2014

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Transcript of Skimming, Scanning, Reading for detail

Images in Text
Often part of a text.
Often gets the point across quickly and easily.
Can you think of other ways we use images in text?
Skimming, Scanning, Reading for Detail, and Images in Text
Skimming, Scanning, Reading for Detail and Images in Text.

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Skimming and Scanning, what's the difference?
Skim read titles, headings and illustrations to decide if material is of interest.

Scan texts to locate information.

Obtain specific information through detailed reading.

Relate an image to print and use it to obtain meaning.


Used to get the main ideas of a text quickly (the ‘gist’).
Look for titles, headings and illustrations of interest.

Can you think of any examples of when you would use skimming?


Used to locate information quickly.
Used when you want information about a specific topic.
Used when you know the key words you are looking for.
Can you think of any places you have used scanning?


Sometimes you need to read every word.

Can you think of any examples of when we have to read for detail?

Reading for Detail

Skimming, Scanning, Reading for details and Images in Text
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