Discoering the art of skimming

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skimming is talking most important information from the page without
reading all the words. (the term comes from the act of skimming
milk, when the dairy farmer skim the cream-the rehesstmaterial-from
the top of the milk before it´s processed)
discovering the art of skimming

skimming is talking most important information from the page without
reading all the words. (the term comesfrom the act of skimming
milk, when the dairy farmer skim the cream-the rehesst material-from
the top of the milk before it´s processed)
strictly speaking. skimming isn´t a reading techniquebut rather a scavenging
technique. you hunt for the choicest information and hope important material doesn´t pass you by.

you may already be a skimmer even speed readers skim a little bit. Theygoss over connecting words and other little words in the course of theri reading. In the interest of speed, words such as the, and, for, and with fall under the radar. in this paragraph, i ´ve removedthe connecting and little words, but you can still gt the meaning. This paragraph demonstrate what happens when you skim rather than read:

Horse ran meadow to woods. We chased but soon lost sightwhere went. I called seeral times. Came back, looking tired, the harnes still her neck.

this paragraph reads like an old-fashioned telegram, but you can understand the
meaning in the nextparagraph, irestored the connecting and little words. speed read it and note what hapens when you come to a word i previously remoed. you may well skip right over it.

the horse ran through the meadowand to the woods. We chased ater her buy soon lost sight of where she went. I called out her name several times. finally she came loping back, looking a little tired, with the harness still aroundher neck.

when ou speed read, you skim to the extent that you don´t fixate on all the word. In effect, you weed ot some words and focus on the remaining one. However, skimming takes the notion...
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