How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading by Mortimer J. AdlerYou are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them — from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and. 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. This a previously-published edition of ISBN
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Adler and Charles van Doren. Read the full comprehensive summary at Shortform. If you read a lot, then it makes sense to spend time learning how to read better and increase the value from your reading. The argument is compelling: after you learn phonics as a child and go through high school English, no one really teaches you how to read intelligently. College courses rarely touch on this, and the workforce even less so. As a result, plenty of adults read at an elementary level - not in the sense of having a limited vocabulary, but in absorbing the value of a book efficiently.
How many times have I sat down with a dusty classic and a hot cup of optimism only for the cup to grow cold by chapter three? Sure, I get it at some level. Characters, plot, symbolism. Even a blind squirrel finds a metaphorical nut from time to time. But if you catch me reading Faulkner or Dostoyevsky, expect to see a copy of SparkNotes nearby. I also love to write literature. Call me cynical, but that seems problematic.
How to Read a Book is a book by the philosopher Mortimer J. He co-authored a heavily revised edition in with the editor Charles Van Doren , which gives guidelines for critically reading good and great books of any tradition. The revision, in addition to the first edition, treats genres poetry , history , science , fiction , et cetera , inspectional and syntopical reading. Adler explains for whom the book is intended, defines different classes of reading, and tells which classes will be addressed. He also makes a brief argument favoring the Great Books , and explains his reasons for writing How to Read a Book. There are three types of knowledge: practical, informational, and comprehensive. He discusses the methods of acquiring knowledge, concluding that practical knowledge, though teachable, cannot be truly mastered without experience; that only informational knowledge can be gained by one whose understanding equals the author's; that comprehension insight is best learned from who first achieved said understanding — an "original communication".
How to Read a Book is a book by the philosopher Mortimer J. Adler. He co- authored a heavily revised edition in with the editor Charles Van Doren.
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Adler and Charles van Doren. Read the full comprehensive summary at Shortform. Do you want to understand books better, and remember more of what you read? How to Read a Book is the classic guide to reading effectively. It teaches how to understand the crux of a book within 15 minutes, how to analyze a book intelligently, and how to synthesize multiple books together.