How to Read a Book

Subject: Language Arts: Reading  
Grade Level:  Junior/Senior High
Catalog #  SPEC14038
Price: $16.99 
Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Binding:  PAPER  
Copyright Year:  1972  

How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated.

You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them -- from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. You learn how to pigeonhole a book, x-ray it, extract the author's message, criticize. You are taught the different reading techniques for reading practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science.

Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests whereby you can measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

How to Read a Book is recommended for parents and high school students. It is not an "easy read," but after reading it, you will be repaid many times in the future.

Mortimer J. Adler, creator of the Paideia Program, is well known for his editorship of the 54-volume Great Books of the Western World.







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