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How to Read A Book

Adler, Mortimer Jerome (Book - 1972 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
How to Read A Book

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Investigates the art of reading by examining each aspect of reading, problems encountered, and tells how to combat them.
Authors: Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001
Title: How to read a book
Publisher: New York :, Simon and Schuster,, c1972
Edition: Rev. and updated ed
Characteristics: xiii, 426 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van Doren
Contents: The dimensions of reading. The activity and art of reading ; The levels of reading ; The first level of reading : elementary reading ; The second level of reading : inspectional reading ; How to be a demanding reader
The third level of reading : analytical reading. Pigeonholing a book ; X-raying a book ; Coming to terms with an author ; Determining an author's message ; Criticizing a book fairly ; Agreeing or disagreeing with an author ; Aids to reading
Approaches to different kinds of reading matter. How to read practical books ; How to read imaginative literature ; Suggestions for reading stories, plays, and poems ; How to read history ; How to read science and mathematics ; How to read philosophy ; How to read social science
The ultimate goals of reading. The fourth level of reading : syntopical reading ; Reading and the growth of the mind
Summary: Investigates the art of reading by examining each aspect of reading, problems encountered, and tells how to combat them.
Additional Contributors: Van Doren, Charles Lincoln - 1926-
ISBN: 067121280X
Branch Call Number: 374.1 A23 1972
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  • wpedison rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Analytical thinkers will appreciate this approach to being "well read".

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  • wooknight rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book provides a detailed blueprint to get the most out of a book .This is probably one of the most influential books that I have read.


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