There are 4 main types of reading techniques:
Skimming: This technique allows the reader to go through the written text to understand the main idea. They do not read every word, but they do focus on the main theme or the basis of the text.
Scanning: This technique allows the reader to swiftly scan across sentences in order to find a specific piece of information. The reader can choose to reject or overlook irrelevant information.
Intensive Reading: This technique requires the readers full concentration and focus to detail. The reader will deconstruct the text to understand the meaning of every word. It is important when looking at the accuracy of comprehension.
Extensive Reading: This technique focuses on fluency rather than accuracy. This style of reading is typically associated with reading for pleasure.