A Skimming Task is ....
- (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=skimming
- S: (n) skimming (the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid)
- S: (n) skim, skimming (reading or glancing through quickly)
- S: (n) skimming (failure to declare income in order to avoid paying taxes on it)
- S: (n) grazing, shaving, skimming (the act of brushing against while passing)
- S: (v) plane, skim (travel on the surface of water)
- S: (v) skim over, skim (move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of)
- S: (v) scan, skim, rake, glance over, run down (examine hastily) "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
- S: (v) skim, skip, skitter (cause to skip over a surface) "Skip a stone across the pond"
- S: (v) skim (coat (a liquid) with a layer)
- S: (v) skim, skim off, cream off, cream (remove from the surface) "skim cream from the surface of milk"
- S: (v) skim, skim over (read superficially)
- Speed reading is a collection of reading methods which attempt to increase rates of reading without greatly reducing comprehension or retention. Methods include chunking and eliminating subvocalization. No absolute distinct "normal" and "speed-reading" types of reading exist in practice, since all readers use some of the techniques used in speed reading (such as identifying words without focusing on each letter, not sounding out all words, not sub-vocalizing some phrases, or spending less time on some phrases than others, and skimming small sections). Speed reading is characterized by an analysis of trade-offs between measures of speed and comprehension, recognizing that different types of reading call for different speed and comprehension rates, and that those rates may be improved with practice.