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Helpful Guides to How to Read a Book

  • Part 1: A Helpful Guide to Reading Better
  • The frameworks that I’ve found to be most helpful to improving my reading.
  • Part 2: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
  • The Art of Getting a Liberal Education
  • Related: How To Read A Book [PDF]

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

 

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Part 1: A Helpful Guide to Reading Better

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.” — Charlie Munger
This article explains the frameworks that I’ve found
tobemosthelpfulto improving my reading.

Farnam Street

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/%2522Thinker%2522%20Logo_0.jpg / One of the best ways to learn is from the experiences of others. And one of the best ways to do that is to make friends with the eminent dead.

Through trial and error, over the years, I’ve come across several frameworks that help us improve how we read.

While there are thousands of hacks and shortcuts on the internet, most of them only offer the illusion of speed, retention, or improvement.

It turns out you don’t need a lot of frameworks anyways. A few, well-tested ones, can vastly improve your comprehension, speed, and ability to connect and apply what you are reading to critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.

Farnam Street is devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world really works, make better decisions, and live a better life. We address such topics as mental models, decision making, learning, reading, and the art of living.

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Part 2: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading ~ Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

The Art of Getting a Liberal Education

Reviewed in Goodreads

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1310993739l/567610.jpg How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated.

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.

Goodreads is a "social cataloging" website that allows individuals to freely search its database of books, annotations, and reviews.

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Related:

How To Read A Book [PDF]


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