How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated.You are ...
ou are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them -- from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading, you learn how to pigeonhole a book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, criticize. You are taught the different reading techniques for reading practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science.
Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests whereby you can measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension and speed.
This book was deeply satisfying. It is at time long winded and overly thorough - owing to the interests of the authors in philosophy. It is a must-read for any serious reader.Basically the book aims to teach how to read beyond the mechanics ofThis book was deeply satisfying. It is at time long winded and overly thorough - owing to the interests of the authors in philosophy. It is a must-read for any serious reader.
Basically the book aims to teach how to read beyond the mechanics of reading. How to read a book for all it's worth. Most books are only worth a skim (a term they define differently than popular use.) This book is primarily about how to get the most out of those books that help us grow in understanding. These books are far more valuable than books that help us grow in information or knowledge.
This edition helpfully includes how to apply the book to various genres as well as exercises in the back to grow in the taught skills....Continua Nascondi