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How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars4/5 (733 ratings)
Length: 564 pages9 hours

Editor's Note

Another level of meaning…
Never feel like you don’t understand a story again with this classic guide to improving your reading skills. Whether you like science or science fiction, this book will ensure you get more out of your reading experience.

Description

How To Read a Book was originally published in 1940, and has since become a smashing success, many would even go so far as to call it a living classic. It is recognized as the most influential and successful guide on reading comprehension for the average reader. To keep providing readers with the best possible information, this classic book has been completely rewritten and updated for a modern audience.

In How To Read a Book, all of the different levels of reading are explained, along with the different and easiest ways to achieve and use them. You will learn how to utilize each, being able to choose which you want depending on the situation. Some of the different levels include: elementary reading, systematic skimming, inspectional reading, speed reading, pigeonholing a book, x-ray reading, skimming for the author’s specific message, and enhanced comprehension to enable critical thinking. This book teaches you all of these different reading techniques, as well as ways to apply them to various mediums such as: practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science, mathematics, philosophy, and even social sciences.

The authors understand that they couldn’t cover it all in one book, so they provide a supplemental reading list for you practice and enhance your skills further.
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How to Read a Book

Book Actions

Start Reading

Book Information

How to Read a Book

Ratings:
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars4/5 (733 ratings)
Length: 564 pages9 hours

Editor's Note

Another level of meaning…
Never feel like you don’t understand a story again with this classic guide to improving your reading skills. Whether you like science or science fiction, this book will ensure you get more out of your reading experience.

Description

How To Read a Book was originally published in 1940, and has since become a smashing success, many would even go so far as to call it a living classic. It is recognized as the most influential and successful guide on reading comprehension for the average reader. To keep providing readers with the best possible information, this classic book has been completely rewritten and updated for a modern audience.

In How To Read a Book, all of the different levels of reading are explained, along with the different and easiest ways to achieve and use them. You will learn how to utilize each, being able to choose which you want depending on the situation. Some of the different levels include: elementary reading, systematic skimming, inspectional reading, speed reading, pigeonholing a book, x-ray reading, skimming for the author’s specific message, and enhanced comprehension to enable critical thinking. This book teaches you all of these different reading techniques, as well as ways to apply them to various mediums such as: practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science, mathematics, philosophy, and even social sciences.

The authors understand that they couldn’t cover it all in one book, so they provide a supplemental reading list for you practice and enhance your skills further.
Read More