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How to Read a Book

 

Category: Language Arts: Reading

 


Author:
Mortimer J. Adler

 

Copyright/published Year: 1972 by Simon & Schuster

 

ISBN: 0671212095

 

Binding: PAPER


Description:
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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