This 2.5-minute video further explains this recommended reading strategy.
Source: Western Libraries, Western University
To efficiently assess the relevancy and quality of an article, you can initially review certain pieces of it in a certain order:
Reading in this order not only helps you quickly determine if the article is, in fact, worthy of closer attention, but it also gives your brain a roadmap of what to expect if you decide to read the entire article. This technique can help you better retain the information you read.
Source: Scientific Papers and Presentations, 3rd ed. (2012) by Martha Davis, Kaaron Joann Davis, pg. 39