How to Read a Book
The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading
Mortimer J. Adler
Learn how to truly comprehend and engage with books with this classic guide to reading comprehension. This updated edition of a rare phenomenon teaches the various levels of reading, from elementary to speed reading, as well as techniques for reading different genres. With a recommended reading list and reading tests to track your progress, this book is the ultimate guide for the general reader.
First Published in 1940
2017-06-10T00:00:00.000ZLight? No. Serious. Very serious and scholarly. Advises to read books that are above your current ability. A very specific methodology is given. Read books twice, ask questions while reading, answer those questions, then summarize and criticize afterwards. The point is to grow up to the level of the author. – source
2019-05-26T18:22:36.000Z@BillHiggins Fantastic book and great idea 👍 – source
2019-08-30T10:06:14.000ZNow, so far I have not criticized the book, and there’s a reason for this: It’s FANTASTIC. Adler and Van Doren’s writing is fluid, agile, non-jargon-laden (aka very clear). The book gives students a repertoire of reading strategies (what they call “levels”). WELL DONE! – source