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The Nine Essential Skills: Reading text
Scanning and understanding
Reading Text is the ability to read and understand written information in many different types of workplace documents, e.g., work instructions, emails, memos, health & safety manuals, policies and reports.
We use this skill to scan for information, skim for overall meaning, evaluate what we read and integrate information from multiple sources.
For example: Jobs in community advocacy, such as social workers, use reading skills. A social worker may read clinical assessments and medical reports to learn about clients' medical diagnoses, psychiatric conditions and behavioural problems.
How we use this skill
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- scanning for information
- skimming for overall meaning
- critiquing or evaluating what’s read
- integrating information from multiple sources
- forms and labels if they contain at least one paragraph
- print and non-print media (for example, text on computer screens and microfiche)
- paragraph-length text in charts, tables and graphs