Term: Scanning

Definition:


Scanning a text is a reading technique where the reader looks for specific information rather than trying to absorb all the information. If you're reading a timetable, say, you want specific information usually and so look for something that is convenient for your journey plans- when you do this, you are scanning.

See Also: Gist; Skimming

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