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. Open at source
1) Active reading Be choosier Get some context Know your why Intelligently skim Match your book to your environment 2) Remembering what you read Take notes Stay focused Mark up the book Make mental links Stop when bored 3) Now what? Apply what you’ve learned Make your notes searchable Reread
Active reading is thoughtfully engaging with a book at all steps in the reading process. From deciding to read right through to reflection afterwards, you have a plan for how you are going to ingest and learn what’s in the book.
A lot of success in reading boils down to preparation. What you do before you read matters way more than you think.