Resources for young adults
Skim reading? Get crafty and informed!
The two videos below have been developed for the University of Leicester ESRC 2021 Festival of Social Science. The videos have been produced for a young adult audience, but are suitable for others too.
The first video explains the science behind why and how we move our eyes when we read, how this is affected by skim reading, and the implications for our ability to comprehend the text. The key take home message is that if you do need to properly understand a text (for example, your study materials) then you need to take the time to read carefully. Watch the video to find out why!