ClickZ: Skimming and ScanningClickZ: Skimming and Scanning
- Scan: To look over quickly and systematically; to look over or leaf through hastily
- Skim: To give a quick and superficial reading, scrutiny, or consideration; glance
Can you see though the two are similar, they're not quite the same? Both scanning and skimming are information-gathering activities. People perform them quickly, usually without thinking much. But they don't work the same way, and they don't serve the same purpose.
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