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Usually the first paragraph will be read at rapid reading rate (about 200 - 300 wpm) all the

way through. The first few


paragraphs often contain an introduction or overview of the topic and the author's main idea(s). You should begin to
grasp the author's style, mood, tone, and intent as well. Sometimes, however, the second paragraph contains the
introduction or overview. In the first paragraph the author might just be "warming up" or saying something clever to
"hook" the reader and motivate your interest.
First, approximately 87% of writers will explicitly state their main idea in the first sentence of the paragraph (the topic
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Also, read the key sentences and let your eyes jump down through the paragraph xxxxxxxxxxx yyyyyy xxxx xxx zzzzz
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cccccccccc xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Remember, sometimes the main idea xxxxxxxxxxx in the middle or at the end of the
paragraph.
Some paragraphs merely repeat ideas or give additional examples or illustrations xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx
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However, occasionally xx main idea can't xxxx found xxxxxx opening sentence. Xxxxx xxxxx read xxxxxx whole
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Remember xxxxxxxxxx keep up xxxxxxxxxx fast rate xxxxxxxxxxxx 350-450 wpm xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.Xxxxxxxxxx
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xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Xxxxx save time xxxxxxx don't be afraid xxxx leave out half or more of each paragraph
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Don't get interested and start reading everything xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx x xxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx skimming is work xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xx xx
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Lowered comprehension xxxx expected xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxx 50% xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx
not too low xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx x xxxxxxxxx
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xx. Skimming practice makes it easier xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx x xxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxxxxx xx
and will help you to gain confidence xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx x
xxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxxxxx xx you are not missing the most important information xxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
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Perhaps you won't get anything at all from a few paragraphs xxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xx
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xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx. You also need xx know xxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx how the
text xxxx organised.
The ending paragraphs might be read more fully as often they contain a summary xxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx eeeeeeeeeee
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