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    Question what is the difference between intensive and extensive reading?


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    Re: what is the difference between intensive and extensive reading?

    Welcome to the forums.

    Intensive reading - you read with concentration and great care in order to understand exactly the meaning of what you read. This is particularly necessary for legal documents, financial documents, academic reports and anything to do with business.

    Extensive reading - you read as many different kinds of books/journals/papers as you can, chiefly for pleasure, and only needing a general understanding of the content.

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    Re: what is the difference between intensive and extensive reading?

    hi , it is just an add on to the anglika's point of view ... when you read something intensively you also try to read between the lines . you read it very carefully .... whereas extensive reading needs a look or you are just reading something for fun .

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    Re: what is the difference between intensive and extensive reading?

    Reading text books(academic)--Intensive reading.
    Reading novels,thrillers,papers--extensive reading.(Some news are read intensively)
    Extensive reading is also referred as passive reading .Intensive or active.
    Last edited by rj1948; 08-May-2008 at 11:29.

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    Re: what is the difference between intensive and extensive reading?

    thanks Anglika ,lokeshrao101,and rj1948 .

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