essentially, there are five types of imagery, each corresponding to one of our senses: visual, auditory, kinesthetic olfactory (smell), and gustatory(taste). the key to good imagery is engaging all five senses.
imagery is the literary term used for language and description that appeals to our five senses. when a writer attempts to describe something so that it appeals to our sense of smell, sight, taste, touch, or hearing; he/she has used imagery.
skimming means to read a page or handout - skip read - by reading the headings and first sentences of each paragraph or section. it usually takes three forms: preview, overview and review. see skimming for more.
scanning differs from skimming in that you do not deal with all of the content, but search through the material for a specific purpose or a specific word (or its synonym):
finding the answer to a question
seeking an appropriate quotation reference or statement
locating names in a directory, words in a dictionary, prices in a catalogue, etc.
when you scan, you cover only as much of the content as is necessary to accomplish your purpose. see scanning for more.
was ur question?