The benefits of reading are negated if you forget remember what you read. This article discusses a tested system to increase retention. Learn how to use active reading to remember more from books.
«We shouldn’t read stuff we find boring. Life is far too short.»
Many of us would like to have more time to read, but life can get in the way of picking up a book. What are strategies that actually work?
«However, speed reading limits your comprehension of the novel, reducing the accuracy of what you read and hindering how much you retain of the story»
There’s more to words than meets the eye. Deepen your appreciation of literature through the art of slow, attentive reading
«From reading deeply, you gain experience as well as knowledge: you gain from reading literary works in all their unique particularity.»
When reading a book, taking notes interrupts our reading flow. There is a fine balance between taking too many notes and taking too few notes.
«Importing these ideas into my note-taking system is a way to create a dialogue between the authors whose work I have read.»
In how to read a book, Mortimer Adler teaches us the four levels of reading to become a more effective reader. Learning how to read is more than just picking up a book and starting to read.
«The goal is not to achieve an overall understanding of any particular book, but rather to understand the subject and develop a deep fluency.»
Reading fiction has benefits. A notable one is its ability to foster empathy by stimulating brain activity related to emotional intelligence.
«The translation of these studies suggests that reading fiction can help people become more observant, compassionate, and emotionally responsive.»
Why you should start reading 20 pages a day.
How to remember what you've read, read faster, and read more books
Reading is alluring. It has a nameless quality beyond satisfying desires for information and pleasure. Despite more colorful and interactive media, reading text somehow remains more refined, more…
«You should start many books and complete few. You should never feel beholden to completing them, there are simply too many worthwhile works to read.»
Shared by 393, including Albert Ràfols
How to efficiently get what you need out of reading, multiple books at a time
«when I’m reading a non-fiction book, I focus on locating and removing the most valuable pieces of information from it quickly as possible»
Reading books is one of the best habits you can create for yourself. Here are seven easy habits you can implement to finish more books next year.
«Reading is a habit of compounding growth. Learn more and you’ll generate ideas and enthusiasm for making other changes.»
When the reading brain skims texts, we don’t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another’s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age writes Maryanne Wolf, author of Reader, Come Home
Philosophy books often have really good examples. Here are a few of my favourites.
After the First World War, traumatized soldiers were often prescribed a course of reading.
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