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How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading - Charles Van Doren, Mortimer J. Adler
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
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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 told about the various levels of reading and... show more
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 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780671212094 (0671212095)
ASIN: 671212095
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc
Pages no: 426
Edition language: English
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5.0 How to Read a Book by Adler and Van Doren
What a nerdy and wonderful book this turned out to be. It is exactly what the title would indicate - it is a book about how to bast read books. It focuses on non-fiction, but it also addresses how the same rules apply to works of literature, poetry, etc... While I don't believe there is anything ...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Self-Help Guide: "How to Read a Book".
This is a useful guide to in-depth reading so you can get the most out your books. The authors provide step-by-step instructions on inspectional, analytical and syntopic reading. This type of reading is more useful for expository books, but the authors also briefly discuss how to critically read o...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
3.0 How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
As an avid reader, I felt a little silly checking this book out at the library, but I became intrigued by it after reading this article. I’m passionate about reading and learning, so I picked this up hoping to learn new techniques that will help me read more books this year. I was surprised by how m...
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
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2.0 How to Read a Book
While I appreciated some of the suggestions with respect to critical reading tips, I found it sorely lacking for reflections upon the reading experience in multidimensional turns. It's been a while since I've read it though, probably around high school.
Sacred Space
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How do you read a book?Look at the cover, probably glance at the blurb; run your eye down the table of contents, perhaps; possibly rifle through the book... then plunge right in into Chapter One.Right?Wrong! According to Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, the authors of How to Read a Book.Acc...
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