How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439144831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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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.

How to read a book

Author: Eileen E. Sargent,Helen Huus,Oliver Andresen

Publisher: Intl Reading Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 44

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How to Read a Book - What Book Should I Read?

Author: M. Usman,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1311974830

Category: Reference

Page: 45

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Table of Contents Preface PART 1: Fundamental Reading Concepts Chapter 1: Types of Books Chapter 2: Selecting And Acquiring The Appropriate Book PART 2: Reading Techniques Chapter 3: Inspectional Reading Chapter 4: Analytical Reading PART 3: Reading Rationales Chapter 5: Reading Tips Chapter 6: Bonus Reading Suggestions Conclusion About the Author Publisher Preface The Author of this particular eBook titled “How to Read a Book,” thanks and congratulates you for downloading it. In extraction, this book contains detailed information about how an individual can learn to read a book or teach someone else how to read a book. It contains fine points concerning several aspects for consideration when one wants to read a book, the main techniques used for reading books, how to read different types or works of writings, and the general sequence that is related with reading books. For individuals who love to read, this guide also goes further to particularize into details, matters concerning the best book choices, how one can develop the best reading traits for the best reading experience and it also emphasizes the different classes of reading. Keeping in mind that there are other alternatives that are available to those who wish to read books but do not have the ability or time, such instances have also been discussed in this guide so as to assist you to know how you can use alternative ways for different situations that may apply. All the sections in this eBook offer so much essential info that will give you a better understanding as a booklover on the matters of reading books. So, with this guide, it's the Author's aspiration and desire that upon completion, you will have all the means and skills that you seek as booklover.

How to read a book

the art of getting a liberal education

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books and reading

Page: 396

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How to Read a Book a Day

The Ultimate Guide to Quickly Absorb and Retain Information

Author: Chris Campbell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523420476

Category:

Page: 38

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The worlds most successful people have always been known to be avid readers and learners which many will claim to be one of the largest contributions to their success in business, love, and life. Take these for example: "The best advice I ever got was that knowledge was power and to keep reading." -David Bailey "The greatest gift is a passion for reading." -Elizabeth Hardwick "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -Richard Steele If you love reading books but never have enough time or it takes you too long to finish a book you started then this book is for you! With the techniques laid out in this book you don't have to stay with a book for months before you can apply the principles in the book. Instead you'll be able to absorb the most important content and begin applying it immediately! Lessons include: -How to find they key elements of a book instantly in order to discover the vital takeaways intended by the author. - Why you only need to understand 20% of a book in order to master the knowledge within. - Comprehension tips to retain information at a higher rate than you would reading word for word. - And much more Get started today and you can be learning how to read a book a day in as little as 2 hours!

How to Read a Book

Author: Kwame Alexander

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062307811

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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FIRST, FIND A TREE – A BLACK TUPELO OR DAWN REDWOOD WILL DO – AND PLANT YOURSELF. With these words, an adventure begins—an adventure into the world of reading. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take you on a sensory journey between the pages of a book. NOW SLEEP. DREAM. HOPE. (YOU’LL NEVER REACH) THE END.

Speed Reading

How to Read a Book a Day - Simple Tricks to Explode Your Reading Speed and Comprehension

Author: Ryan James

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975762735

Category:

Page: 96

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Accelerated Learning Series Book #2 Do you want to: Study better? Be able to read faster and retain more information? Make more efficient notes? Pass tests more successfully? Be more creative? Engage in business armed with great focus and full comprehension? Be able to read one book a day? Then speed reading is the answer! It improves your reading speed, focus, and comprehension! It gives you the power to develop better time management, enhances your concentration and logical thinking, and also improves your overall self-confidence. This easy-to-understand book provides guides that will help you understand: Speed Reading Techniques Reading vs Speed Reading How to Break Poor Reading Habits How to Start Speed Reading Importance of Daily Eye Exercises and more Find out what your current reading level is and learn how to incorporate the exercises and techniques found in this book into your daily routine so that speed reading becomes a habit. Soon you will find that you can read an entire book each day! The more you read, the more knowledge you will gain that you can use to achieve your goals in life. Grab this book and become a speed reader today!


Accelerated Learning

2 Manuscripts - Speed Reading: How to Read a Book a Day, Photographic Memory: Simple, Proven Methods to Remembering Anything Faster, Longer, Better

Author: Ryan James

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983547935

Category:

Page: 130

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Buy the paperback version and get the Kindle eBook version for FREE! Accelerated Learning: 2 Book Box Set This Book includes: Speed Reading: How to Read a Book a Day - Simple Tricks to Explode Your Reading Speed and Comprehension Photographic Memory: Simple, Proven Methods to Remembering Anything Faster, Longer, Better Do you want to: Study better? Be able to read faster and retain more information? Make more efficient notes? Pass tests more successfully? Be more creative? Learn things faster? Engage in business armed with great focus and full comprehension? Be able to read one book a day? Remember anything effectively and efficiently? Then this book is the answer! It improves your reading speed, focus, comprehension and retention! It gives you the power to develop better time management, enhances your concentration and logical thinking, and also improves your overall self-confidence. This easy-to-understand book provides guides that will help you understand: Speed Reading Techniques Reading vs Speed Reading How to Break Poor Reading Habits How to Start Speed Reading Importance of Daily Eye Exercises and more And in the Photographic Memory Section, you will learn: Simplified discussion on how the mind makes, stores and remembers a memory The photographic memory and how it is different from eidetic memory Significance of creative thinking and visualization as a platform to achieve extraordinary memory How peg systems work including the special systems that are specifically developed to memorize numbers Tips and tricks to remember names How emotions can be used to easily remember information How to organize and visualize information through mind mapping The concept of the palace method and how to construct your own memory palace to be able to store and retrieve information in an instant Find out how speed reading and photographic memory skills are connected and how you can train yourself to become a master at both! Learn how to incorporate the exercises and techniques found in this book into your daily routine so that speed reading and photographic memory becomes a habit. Soon you will find that you can read an entire book each day and remember things much clearer! The more you practice these accelerated learning techniques, the more knowledge you will gain that you can use to achieve your goals in life. Grab this book and become an Accelerated Learner today!

How to Read a Person Like a Book

Author: Gerard Nierenberg,Henry H. Calero

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671735578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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Text and illustrations provide instructions on how to interpret the body language of others.


Das Happiness-Projekt

Oder: Wie ich ein Jahr damit verbrachte, mich um meine Freunde zu kümmern, den Kleiderschrank auszumisten, Philosophen zu lesen und überhaupt mehr Freude am Leben zu haben

Author: Gretchen Craft Rubin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596189601

Category:

Page: 377

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How to Read a Story

Author: Kate Messner

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452132488

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1989

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Step One: Find a story. (A good one.) Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.) Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.) Now: Begin. Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen, and—finally—coming to The End. This picture book playfully and movingly illustrates the idea that the reader who discovers the love of reading finds, at the end, the beginning.

How to Read a Novel

A User's Guide

Author: John Sutherland

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466859997

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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"Do we still know how to read a novel?" John Sutherland, Chairman of the 2005 Booker Prize Committee, asks. His disheartened answer is an unequivocal, "No." But Sutherland has not given up hope. With acerbic wit and intellect, he traces the history of what it used to mean to be well-read and tells readers what it still means today. Using this delightful book as a means to an end, he reminds readers how the delicate charms of fiction can be at once wonderful and inspired and infuriating. On one level this is a book about novels: how they work, what they're about, what makes them good or bad, and how to talk about them. At a deeper level, this is a book in which one of the most intimate tête-à-têtes is described—one in which a reader meets a novel. Will a great love affair begin? Will the rendezvous end in disappointment? Who can say? In order for the relationship to take its appropriate course all the details must be clearly acknowledged and understood for their complexities: plot, point of view, character, style, pace, first and last sentences, and even beauty. Still, Sutherland knows a true understanding of fiction is more than a flirtation with text and style—it is a business. Taking his readers on a trip to the bookshop, he helps them judge a book by its cover based on design and color, wondering aloud what genre might be best, even going so far as to analyze one of the latest American bestsellers to further help the buying reader choose the novel that is right for him or her. In a book that is as wry and humorous as it is learned and opinionated, John Sutherland tells you everything you always wanted to know about how to read fiction better than you do now (but, were afraid to ask).