When to scan scanning is a useful tool to use when a

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When to Scan Scanning is a useful tool to use when a reader needs to locate a specific date, important name or pertinent quote. Scanning can be a convenient tool for writers looking for a fact to include in a report or for looking up a word in a dictionary. A baker might scan a recipe book for a specific recipe. A person might scan a phone book to find a phone number or scan the results of a search engine when looking for information online. According to Cambridge University Press, scanning can be an effective tool for foreign language learners who are searching for a specific piece of information in a text full of unfamiliar words. Students might scan a test to locate questions they are most comfortable answering first. Skimming: Skimming involves not reading every word, but instead moving the eyes quickly over the text and allowing the main ideas (nouns, verbs) to become obvious. Keep your eyes open, and move them deliberately quickly across the options, to see which words are repeated, the main words in each option, and gain an idea of what the text is overall going to be about. Come to a mental conclusion. Remember that not all options are correct so there will be some misleading information in the options, of course, so be aware of this. None the less, the information will guide you to anticipate what the text will be about. Then read the text. It is called deep reading because it involves reading every word to gain an understanding of the text and allowing the meaning to form in your memory. There will be words that you may not recognise, at times, just push on.These may be explained in a context further on in the text. Having read the whole text to the end (without referring to the answer options), then it is the time to re-read the prompt and read each of the answer options one by one. Decide if the option is correct or incorrect according to the text. Refer the answer option to the text, and if they say the same thing, then it is correct. Decide and move on! Therefore, in preparing to answer the task, do the following: 1. Understand the prompt. You may turn the sentence into a question for yourself to make it easier to know what to read for. 2. Skim the answer options to predict what the text will be about. It is well known that if you predict before reading a text, you will understand the text better on the first reading. Scanning
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Scanning can be used to select keywords from the answer options and then locate them in the text. Select the word. Then quickly look for it in the main text, by either seeing it straight away or systematically looking very quickly over the text from the beginning until you see the word in the text. Then slow down, and read around the keyword, deciding if the sentence has the same meaning as your answer option.
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