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Scanning

Very Often we need to read fast. The reasons could be some knowledge or information in our reading we have already known so we skip it. Besides, we need urgently the information for our work; therefore, we read fast to select the information related to our work but leave out the unimportant one. We scan to find specific information from the text we are reading such as a newspaper article or a label instruction. Scanning helps us quickly find important information we are seeking without having to read every word. How do we scan? We move our eyes quickly back and forth across the text, looking for just one or a few words that gives us the information we want. When you are reading the following paragraph about Christmas:
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Miramar Entertainment Park, the newest shopping and recreational complex in Taipei, extended service hours to 2 a.m. It offered special Christmas Eve dinner for 48 couples served right on its giant Ferris wheel. Reservations were made long ago in spite of a high price tag of NT$5000 per set. The company kept one set for auction on the internet. A 35-year old Taiwan businessman working in mainland China won the tickets by outbidding others with NT$8200 to enjoy the dinner in the sky with his girlfriend.   (China Post: 12/2004)
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