Skimming is a good way to get a general idea of light reading such as popular magazines or the sports and entertainment sections of the paper.
Skimming is also a great way to review material you’ve read before.
You and I may not pick up exactly the same words when we skim the same piece, but we’ll both get a pretty similar idea of what it’s all about.
Skimming can give you a very good idea of this story in about half the words, and in less than half the time it’d take to read every word.
Tomorrow…. How to read faster and understand most, if not all, of what you read, you need to know a third technique.