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August 20, 2012

Reading to the Bitter End

by limebirdkate

I find when I pick up a book and start reading it, that 99.9% of the time I have to finish it. Even if I’m not enjoying the story. Even if the protagonist irks me. Under those circumstances, though, I don’t read it word-for-word. I tend to skim the text. I’ll breeze right through the lousy setting or the overdone description and try to get the general gist of the story from chapter to chapter.

I am a fairly good skimmer. I skimmed a lot in school. I know how to read the topic sentences and pick out key words and draw out the main ideas.

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