Things You Should Pay Attention to When Skimming Through a Report

Dec 06

Sometimes, it happens that you receive a report at a time when you simply don’t have the time to go through it. In such cases, you are likely to consider skimming through the report (to get a general sense of it), with the objective of reading it fully later. We now venture to look at the things you should pay attention to when skimming through a report.

The first thing you should pay attention to when skimming through a report is the report’s date (and the duration of time it covers, if provided).

The second thing you should pay attention to, when skimming through a report, is the report’s subject. If nothing else, this is the one thing you should pay attention to.

The third thing you should pay attention to, when skimming through a report, is the report’s author. By just knowing who the author of the report is, you can start getting a sense of what the entire report is all about (especially if you have background knowledge about that author’s background and interests).

The fourth thing you should pay attention to, when skimming through a report, is the entire set of subtitles/sub-headings in it.

The fifth thing you should pay attention to, when skimming through a report, is its conclusions.

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