How to Read a Book
With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.
Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text.
Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.
Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - KirkLowery - LibraryThing
I first read this book in the late 1970s. I count it among the Top Ten Most Influential Books of my reading life. Perhaps the most valuable lesson I learned was when to *stop* reading a book because ... Leggi recensione completa
Review: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent ReadingRecensione dell'utente - Steve Sckenda - Goodreads
"Good books are over your head; they would not be good for you if they were not. And books that are over your head weary you unless you can reach up to them and pull yourself up to their level. It is ... Leggi recensione completa
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Higher Levels of Reading and Higher Education
How to Be a Demanding Reader
The Importance of Classifying Books 60 What
Stating the Unity of a Book 78
The Reciprocal Arts of Reading and Writ
How to Read Imaginative Literature
Suggestions for Reading Stories Plays and Poems
How to Read History
How to Read Science and Mathematics
How to Bead Philosophy
How to Read Social Science
Words vs Terms 96 Finding the Key Words 100
Technical Words and Special Vocabularies 103 Find
Determining an Authors Message
Sentences vs Propositions 117 Finding the Key Sen
Aids to Reading