Reading Details Gist

Reading for Detail

  • Notice capitalized letters and words, numbers, italicized, bold or underlined words.
  • Make a note of the nouns and their synonyms.
  • Scan keywords, but be aware that sometimes the information can come before the word, number or phrase that you are scanning for.

Reading for Gist/ Main Idea

  • It's not reading quickly. It's reading important information only.
  • Look at any images; A picture is worth a thousand words.
  • Read the title, estimate what the text is about.
  • Read the first paragraph, check if your guess is correct. Reevaluate if it isn't
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