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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.»
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Creating a book journal also allows you to create a visual space of your book experience. And one writer details why.
I don't read enough. I prioritise finishing the latest Netflix series—currently Top Boy—over reading my newest paperback. If you're anything like me, you'd like to read more. To aid in our endeavour,…
«However, I've found that setting aside 30 minutes before bed to get through my 10 pages (more likely more), has been a useful way to wind down.»
The most effective way to take notes while reading is to follow this simple three step process that I've tested and honed on over one thousand books.
«I rarely listen to books but if you are listening to a book, create a new note for that book and type in notes as you are listening»
How we read is as important as what we read. Mortimer Adler guides us through 4 levels of reading: elementary, inspectional, analytical, and syntopical.
«So half the battle of reading for understanding is to identify and select works from someone (or a group of people) who know more about a subject than we do.»
November 2022In the science fiction books I read as a kid, reading had often been replaced by some more efficient way of acquiring knowledge. Mysterious "tapes" would load it into one's brain like a…
Bragging rights seem to go to people who devour books, but, as this impatient reader found, turning the pages over many days or even weeks can immerse one deeper in the writer’s world
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
After the First World War, traumatized soldiers were often prescribed a course of reading.
Digital books stagnate in closed, dull systems, while printed books are shareable, lovely and enduring. What comes next?
«Kindle knows when we are hypnotised, possessed, gluttonous; knows when we consume an entire feast of words in a single sitting.»
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