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 - dham340 - LibraryThing
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. Leggi recensione completa
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The information was good, but it was obvious that it was written in a time when people were more patient in the way information was presented. It was really dry and I couldn't stay focused on what I was reading. Leggi recensione completa
The Activity and Art of Reading
The Levels of Reading
How to Be a Demanding Reader
Pigeonholing a Book
Coming to Terms with an Author
Determining an Authors Message
Criticizing a Book Fairly
Suggestions for Reading Stories Plays and Poems
How to Read History
How to Read Science and Mathematics
How to Read Philosophy
How to Read Social Science
Reading and the Growth of the Mind
Appendix A A Recommended Reading List