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  • The Web is a Vast Document
    Be a confident Web reader Making your Browser Work for You Getting the Most out of the Site Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Reading the World Wide Web The Web is a Vast Document Some say that the entire Web is a single document The Web grows by the day increasing the size of the document exponentially The amount of information on the Web far exceeds

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  • How We Read the World Wide Web
    World Wide Web Be a confident Web reader Making your Browser Work for You Getting the Most out of the Site Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Reading the World Wide Web How We Read the World Wide Web W hen reading the Web you have strong Critical Reading skills When reading online we use clues from the text to decode messages just as we do when

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  • What the Web Adapted from Print
    Making your Browser Work for You Getting the Most out of the Site Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Reading the World Wide Web What the Web Adapted from Print Web documents utilize design techniques from print graphics video and more As readers we tend to take many of the textual clues in print for granted because we are so used to them Many of these clues are used in Web documents they will likely appear familiar to you but there may be some subtle differences in how they are used that you should be aware of Titles Yes something as simple as the title can tell you quite a bit about the document Sometimes you can decide whether or not to read further based on the title alone In Web documents look for the title at the top of any page but also look at the title bar at the top of your screen The blue section in the graphic below is the title bar it lets you know that you are at The Writing Center at Colorado State Indexes Many Web sites will have a site index just as you would find in a book Web site indices would likely include a search function In many Web indices you will see an arrangement of the letters of the alphabet somewhere on the page if you click on one of the letters you will go directly to that section of the index without having to scroll to it Lists Web documents use lists to display information beacuse Web readers prefer to scan for information rather than read dense passages of information Look for bulleted or numbered lists that highlight important information Highlighting Highlighting is anything that calls attention to a piece of text Common highlighting techniques

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