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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:31 PM

Post by Jay Suh on February 2, 2014

Hello, I am enjoying the course, and I have some questions.

So, if you skim and then scan, it might help you to understand better, but isn't it time consuming? You said the reason we skim is that we are busy.

Another question is about Nikola Tesla, who is not the topic of the course, but I want to ask because he is one of my favorite people.
One of his invention, the Black Box, was used to drive a car with a 12V battery, but this is concealed after his death because the government has taken his inventions and research papers. Do you know how to learn more about this invention? Or do you know any kind of book that might explain?

My priority question is the first question, but if you can help me with second one, then please do. Thank you.

Skimming & Scanning

  • Why we skim
  • Skimming techniques demonstrated

Skimming & Scanning

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:10
  • Big Chunk of Text 0:36
    • Example of Scanning
    • Example of Skimming
  • Why Do We Skim 1:40
    • To Keep on Reading
    • We're Busy
    • To Understand the Author's Outline
    • To Remember Important Points
    • To Help Us to Research
  • Skimming Techniques 4:15
    • Highlight Repeated Words
    • Note Paragraph Breaks
    • Highlight Words You Don’t Know
    • Highlight Keywords
  • Review 7:55
  • Skimming Techniques 8:50
  • Assignment 9:49