kimberley crofts

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an information and communication designer living in London

Strategic reading

p240 Pettersson

An active reader makes good use of the structure embedded in the book and in the text.

Moijer (1987) stated that we read in different ways, depending on the purpose of our reading:

  1. We read intensively every word when our purpose demands it
  2. We skim if we only wish to quickly get some idea of the material
  3. We read to orient ourselves if we want to know where some particular information is to be found in a text
  4. We read to inform ourselves when we need certain limited information.

In all of these cases, we leave out anything that does not satisfy the purpose of our reading directly.

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