Are there differences between reading for information and reading for meaning?
There are different reading strategies determining by purpose. As an author writing an article, story, or book(s) does one consider those differences of reading strategies? I ponder while seeking others views. Thank you for reading and any feedback :-)
I hope so as a writer, and insist that there are different strategies as a reader.
I read for three different reasons:
1.Pleasure with escape planned.
2. For Information - research.
3. To review.
These ventures are specific in purpose, but either of these can lead to the another.
I think reading for information is a kind of general reading to collect or improve knowledge and for entertainment. It can be vague reading with a bit here and there.
Reading for meaning is something of a comprehensive reading with some particular aim of reaching to the essence of the subject and collect accurate knowledge.
We read for many reasons. We may read for entertainment, for time pass, for getting one or two facts to discuss with your friends to show your abilities, like keeping touch with news updates.
Then, we read for increasing knowledge and proficiency or for research in any field and so on.
I agree Venkatachari. It does vary. From a personal perspective over the last say 20 years I have read with the strategy for information and not for simple pleasure of reading. I find pleasure reading a challenge for me. I hope to read more fiction.
Thanks, Tim, for choosing my answer as the best. I also try to read whenever I have time only for increasing my knowledge. Even novel reading or story reading contributes in increasing my knowledge. Most of them may think it is for entertainment only
Obvious difference has occurred to me when I was learning new languages for purpose of my degree. Reading became a must to understand the meaning of the original words/history / circumstances as well as culture knowing and applying a power of the message contributed in the text.
Thank you for sharing that information Micheal. That is valuable as I wish to learn Swedish and find it a challenge. I would think the culture, history, and how the language evolved would be very valuable with great worth when learning a language.
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