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There are two types of inspectional reading: systematic skimming, also known as pre-reading or intelligent skimming, and superficial reading.
The first type of inspectional reading is systematic skimming, which you can easily put into practice today.
Skimming helps you reach a decision point: Does this book deserve more of my time and attention? Why?
Unless you’re reading for entertainment, if you can’t answer that question, you can toss the book.
Mastering intelligent skimming will:
This is used when you’re taking a book that’s notably above your level.
A superficial reading means that you quickly read from start to finish without stopping to ponder the things you don’t understand. The reason this works is that by reading the book from start to finish...
Superficial reading is the first step towards analytical reading – that is, understanding and interpreting a book’s contents. If you stop and go over everything you don’t understand on your first reading, you get lost. Sure you finish the book but you’ve lost sight of where you’ve been and where ...
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