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Finding Information - How to Scan

Mastering the technique of scanning in English is crucial for efficiently navigating the reading sections of the GRE exam, focusing on identifying keywords and their synonyms within the text.
  • Scanning is centered around the identification of keywords and synonyms to avoid reading every word, thus saving time.
  • The method involves looking through the text, primarily in the center, to quickly spot these keywords or synonyms.
  • Once a keyword or synonym is found, only then should the surrounding sentences be read to understand the context and find the answer.
  • This strategy is particularly useful for dealing with long paragraphs and multiple types of questions in the reading section, such as detail, inference, and categorization questions.
The Essence of Scanning
Identifying Keywords and Synonyms
Practical Application of Scanning