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How to Read a Book: State what the book is about in one sentence

Rule number 2 of Analytical Reading is: Know what the book is about. More specifically, Adler says you must be able to state what the 'unity' of th...

How to Read a Book - Know what Kind of Book you are Reading

We are now on to learning about the third level of reading: Analytical Reading. We will slow down now, as Adler takes us through how to read analy...

How to Read a Book - Write in it!

Last time, we looked at how we need to learn to ask questions of our book. Previously, we have seen how there is a goal in reading - to understand...

How to Read a Book - Ask Your Book Some Questions

The questions we are about to learn must not just be stored somewhere in the back of your mind. It must become a habit to ask these questions as yo...

How to Read a Book: Reading Speeds

Think about what your eyes are doing as they read - even this article. Do they flow smoothly across the page/screen? Or is the movement jolted, sto...

How to Read a Book - Inspectional Reading: Superficial Reading

'Superficial reading' is where you read right through the book without stopping, ignoring the parts that you don't understand, paying no attention ...

How to Read a Book - Inspectional Reading Type 1: Skimming or Pre-reading

Here Adler comes to the first really practical advise about how to read a book. He advises the reader on how to pre-read a book. Before we go th...

How to Read a Book - Elementary Reading

Perhaps most interesting in this chapter was the description Adler gives of the process a person goes through as they learn how to master elementar...

How to Read a Book - 4 Types of Reading

The next principle that Adler covers is the different levels of reading. He presents 4 levels: Elementary, Inspectional, Analytical and Syntopical.

How to Read a Book - The Original Communicators

The implication of all  this is that we really should be wanting to find the ‘original communicators’ of truth. And as our society documents more a...

How to Read a Book - Two Ways of Learning

This gives us a glimpse into what it means to read for understanding. It means to not only remember what the author is saying but to understand why...

How to Read a Book - Read to Increase in Understanding

Reading to increase in understanding occurs when you push yourself. When you pick up a book that contains concepts that are beyond you – that you n...