How do I skim and scan in the IELTS Reading Test?
This is about the order of skimming and scanning in IELTS reading.
Do you have to read all the questions first?
Next what do you do ?
The academic texts are difficult and contain more words. So, shouldn't we be reading the whole text rather than just skim and scan?
How should skimming and scanning done? Please correct me.
1. Go through all the questions and mark the key words / phrases.
2. Skim the text by reading the headings, subheading OR the topic sentence of each paragraph
3. Read question number 1
4. Scan the text and find the answer (you can also mark the area where you found the answer)
5. Go to question number 2
Can we apply this technique to attempt all types of questions that we get in IELTS reading?
How to do this when it comes to longer passages which occur in academic texts?