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How to Read a Book

Paperback|Jan 1986
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"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...


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"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.?

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 67909
  • Product Code 0671212095
  • ISBN 0671212095
  • Pages 426
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date Jan 1986
  • Sales Rank 12914
  • Dimensions 30 x 210 x 136mm
  • Weight 0.37kg

Mortimer J Adler

Adler was Chairman of the Board of Editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute.

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