Term: Skimming

Definition:

Skimming is reading a text to get the gist, the basic overall idea, rather than concentrating on absorbing all the details. For instance, many people skim read a newspaper article just to get a quick overview, or a text could be skimmed to see whether it's worth reading in detail.


 

See Also: Scanning

Category: Learning and Teaching

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