Can you read my mind?. Scanning and Skimming. Let us test your reading speed!. http://www.readingdynamicsrsa.com/speedtest.htm. Skimming and scanning are especially valuable when there is only one item of information that you need to find from a particular passage.
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only one item of information that you need to find from a
ideas within a passage to get an overall impression of
the content of a reading selection. An example of this is
when we read the title of a newspaper to know what
How to skim:
to find specific information quickly. In scanning you have a
question in your mind and you read a passage only to find
the answer, ignoring unrelated information.
How to scan:
A newly published report indicates that jogging could have adverse health effects, especially for those who do it alone. A team of researchers from Harvard University has suggested that going for a run on your own is not as healthy as previously believed and is nowhere near as beneficial as jogging as part of a group. They suggested it could actually be detrimental to one’s health. Experiments conducted on rats indicated that running alone raises stress levels and stifles brain cell regeneration. Professor Elizabeth Gould, who led the research, said: “These results suggest that, in the absence of social interaction, a normally beneficial experience can exert a potentially deleterious influence on the brain.”
2. Choose a, b or c in each question below. Only one choice is correct.
a. is not healthy.
b. is as healthy as it was thought.
c. is not as healthy as it was thought.
Are the following statements TRUE or FALSE? Identify the part of the text that supports your answer.
b. Jogging rats produce more brain cells if they do it in group: ________
Answer the following questions:
c. What does professor Gould says about the results of this experiment?
d. What were her conclusions?