Types of Reading

The types of reading can be placed into two main categories: extensive and intensive.

Extensive reading is reading that's for pleasure and relaxation.

Extensive

As a reader, we can dive into a book and get lost in a topic that interests us or explore a fictional world with exciting plot points and characters. 

As a reader, we can dive into a book and get lost in a topic that interests us or explore a fictional world with exciting plot points and characters. 

With extensive reading, there's no aim to achieve or objective to reach. It's simply for the fun of reading.

Intensive reading takes a more active approach.

Intensive

As the name suggests, it's more of an in-depth technique where the text is analysed on a deeper level. 

This type of reading requires a careful and critical eye. 

There are a few different kinds of intensive reading, including scanning, skimming and critical reading.