How to Read a Book
by Charles Van Doren
Editor: SIMON & SCHUSTER
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With half a million copies to print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the reader, completely rewritten and updated with new materialInitially published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a classic salon that introduces and highlights the different levels of reading and how to achieve them, from the elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, reading speedReaders learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover”, and also how the X-ray, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the textAlso included is teaching in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, literature of imagination, drama, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social sciences worksFinally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and offers reading tests, you can use the measure of your progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed
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