The right way to read a book

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Is There a "Right" Way to Read a Book?

This is a guest post from Jennifer Marer. Jennifer is a biology student and aspiring writer. Her favorite living creatures are her cats and also probably her parents , and sharp cheese is the greatest gift someone could give her. It never occurred to me to consider why. I just thought it was a cool detail to tell my friends. He was constantly working. Maybe he had that itch.
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How To Read a Book a Week - Jim Kwik

A good book is like a portal to another world, something that can transport you to magic kingdoms and futuristic cities, spooky mansions and uncharted landscapes.

Is There a “Right” Way to Read a Book?

And how you read makes a huge difference to knowledge accumulation. While great for exercising your memory, the regurgitation of facts without understanding and context gains you little in the real world. Consider the newspaper, are you truly learning anything new? Do you consider the writer your superior when it comes to knowledge in the subject? Odds are probably not. This is how most people read.

Effective textbook reading is a key study skill for student success. Nearly every class makes you read them. Few people read textbooks unless they have to. If you read textbooks for fun, shoot me an email. Reading textbooks is weird. Granted, we all have to read them. But even you bookworms — the kinds of people who devour the Twilight books in one week, or Harry Potter, or the Hunger Games books — know that textbooks are a bit weird.

I've always enjoyed reading. But, to be perfectly honest, I didn't used to read as much as I should have. Besides being a great way to escape and unwind, reading increases your knowledge, focus, and worldview as a business owner. It also gives you something interesting to talk about when you're networking. In short, reading is beneficial in both your personal and professional lives. But, that's not the concern. The biggest problem is actually finding time to read more books.

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3 thoughts on “How to Read a Book: The Ultimate Guide by Mortimer Adler

  1. In How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler teaches us the four levels of reading to become a A good heuristic: Anything easily digested is reading for information.

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