How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading Author Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN-10 0671212095
ISBN-13 9780671212094
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 424
Language English
Publisher SIMON & SC
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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

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