What are the advantages and disadvantages of skim reading?

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  1. midget38 profile image86
    midget38posted 9 years ago

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of skim reading?

  2. M. T. Dremer profile image86
    M. T. Dremerposted 9 years ago

    I am personally not a fan of people who skim while they read. My mother is a big offender in the sense that she will flip through a book until she finds something that looks interesting. To me this displays a disregard for the narrative and the author who wrote it. I believe the story is sacred. My view of it for non-fiction is a little more lax, and I suppose you could read more if you skim. But does that really even count as reading?

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    sheilamyersposted 9 years ago

    I never skim when reading fiction. For nonfiction, skimming is good if you're looking for specific information which may be "buried" within information you don't need. Skimming for that specific information is also bad because you may miss it or take the information out of context if you don't take the time to read the surrounding material.

  4. Edward J. Palumbo profile image87
    Edward J. Palumboposted 9 years ago

    An advantage, if I can describe it as such, is a quick overview of content with eyes drawn (with practice) to key words. The disadvantages, and why I recommend against it, is poor comprehension and retention of material, and a superficial effort to process plot and character development.

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    niklosposted 3 years ago

    A preferred position, on the off chance that I can depict it all things considered, is a snappy review of substance with eyes drawn (with training) to catchphrases. The drawbacks, and why I suggest against it, is poor appreciation and maintenance of material, and a shallow exertion to process plot and character advancement.

  6. Anna Woods profile image60
    Anna Woodsposted 3 years ago

    In my personal point of view skimming is a best study method, It uses to save your time,
    In the competitive exams we can save the time with the use of skimming. Also we can save the time to read long passage, we can improve the understanding of the text, we can choose correct answer exactly. hope it helps


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