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CHARACTERS à How to Read a Book (A Touchstone Book) ï ➸ [Read] ➳ How to Read a Book (A Touchstone Book) By Charles Van Doren ➽ – With half a million copies in printHow to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader completelT Also included is instruction in the different techniues 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. To help with studyseeing as im a mature student It has some good tips and explanations however i find the print far too small I currently dip in and out when i can whilst studying working fulltime and looking after family

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Ook is a rare phenomenon a to Read a Kindle #207 living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve themfrom 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 authors message from the tex. Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren have written an insightful guide to reading books that are worth reading First published in 1940 their advice for understanding the written word has aged well Their goal is to help us use the best books in our lifelong education This version rewritten in 1972 improves on the first release by incorporating recent research on the psychology of reading and reference to current additions to the growing population of worthy booksThis book discusses both how to read and how to decide what is worth reading There are four different levels of reading The first is Level 1 Elementary Reading in which we move straightforwardly through text absorbing the obvious It is a perfectly acceptable way to read road signs and the backs of cereal boxes It is not sufficient for most books Level 2 Inspectional Reading consists of scanning the structure and skimming the content of a book to get a general sense of its message It reuires fluency in Level 1 skills and is necessary to make an informed decision about whether to invest effort in a bookLevel 3 Analytical Reading is an advanced skill to which the authors devote seven chapters of carefully considered description Analytical readers need to classify a book and relate it to others that uote or supersede it They need to outline or profile a book and understand its central messages Analytical reading reuires understanding the book's author including the vocabulary of words phrases and personal experiences the author uses to communicate and his or her purposes in writing the book Analytical reading moves beyond understanding and accepting what authors tell us It reuires fairly evaluating their arguments and then taking a stand with respect to them We haven't really read a book if we cannot clearly identify our points of agreement and disagreement with its authorThe Level 4 Interpretive or Syntopical Reader has master the skills of reading related books and synthesizing from them a grasp of the larger body of knowledge To echo one critic of this book's first edition they know How to Read Two Books The skills of Level 4 Reading are locating key passages in books identifying the vocabulary key uestions and major issues of the subject area and analyzing the ongoing discussion between authors of books on the same topic Far from believing that this four level approach is all the guidance we need Adler and Van Doren present strategies for reading various types of books ranging from poetry and imaginative literature to history science and philosophy They leave us well prepared to enrich ourselves from the pages of booksThis is a valuable book for anyone who reads seriously I'll advise slipping it into the suitcase of a college bound niece or nephew It will also reward a snow bound adult on a chilly afternoon For those who write as well as read The Craft of Research is a congenial companion volume May your reading be rewarding


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