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What is the difference between study and read?

Asked by raja_chalapathi (7points) June 8th, 2008

iam reading a text book

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osullivanbr's avatar

When you’re reading it could simply be a casual thing, it’s possible you could not really be paying too much attention and simply getting the general idea of the text.

Studying on the other hand is reading for a purpose, so a lot more more focus and attention is needed on the actual content.

Seesul's avatar

ditto to o’s adding only that studying usually involves notetaking and reading the text more than once, and analyzing more thoroughly the written word.

jlm11f's avatar

when you are studying, you are hoping to retain the information for a long time. if you are reading a “text book” for a class, that won’t be enough to get you through the exam. Unless you re-read it again and again. Because that’s repetition and is a way of studying.

lindabrowne1's avatar

Study is for retention. Reading is more personal and informal. . .like a “good read.”

edmartin101's avatar

Reading(activity) is just that, while studying involves more time and genuinely attention so you can understand the reading material. You can read and not study, but you can’t study without reading…
I know this is not in the question but is related: What is the difference between Studying and Learning?

crisedwards's avatar

You can study anything, and it may involve reading or not. You can study the weather, but you can’t read the weather.

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