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Skim the following three pieces of writing (see below for tips on doing this effectively.) Take annotations, and engage with the following questions:
Skimming is reading quickly to take away the main argument and facts presented in a work, without reading closely to engage with every single piece of evidence used to support the thesis. Think of skimming like extracting an outline from a piece of writing - the more you know about how writing is usually structured, the better able you will be to engage with it quickly, pull out essential information, and determine which works or sections of works warrant closer reading.
Read the article in the following order: