Skimmers are likely to spend 20 seconds or less skimming a document to decide whether or not to read it more carefully.
- Skim your document for 20 seconds, and mark what stands out most to you in that amount of time.
- After you are finished, see if what you have marked is able to convey your message clearly.
- Even better, have someone else skim your document before sending it, and see if your message is clear to them as well.
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