Best Summary: How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van DorenSome books take no extra skills to read--all of their benefits are on the surface waiting for you. Others hide their treasures below the surface and you have to go after them like a deep sea diver This book deserves a detailed review but, I think the best review I could give it is this: Oh how I wish I had read this when I was 18! Highly recommended. How to Read a Book.
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Adler and Charles van Doren. Read the full comprehensive summary at Shortform. If you read a lot, then it makes sense to spend time learning how to read better and increase the value from your reading. The argument is compelling: after you learn phonics as a child and go through high school English, no one really teaches you how to read intelligently. College courses rarely touch on this, and the workforce even less so.
Adler, Charles van Doren pages — Paperback eBook. I think I can handle a book. You may even read quite a lot. Because your mind is the most wonderful gift nature gave you. It will outlast your body for decades.
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You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them — from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and. You 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 a previously-published edition of ISBN Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.