The antidote to this is constant reference to the actual text of the authors. Superficial reading is a simple as reading the whole book, all the way through without stopping. Most people have the basic skill to learn information from reading. Is the book true, in whole or part? Academics could benefit from those sections, but few others would. They could not have foreseen the challenges to reading by modern technology, but it is an improvement that could be addressed in this book by editors, should Touchstone choose to produce another revised edition. Do you appreciate the beauty of the work? This book aims to bridge this gap.
In the end we are the only ones responsible and accountable for every one of our actions. This book is merely an explanation of their recommendations for higher-level reading. I am reading this book and I find this video to be disappointing. How do they want you to read? Social science should be read syntopically. Approach every book with an open mind and remember that books are the imperfect creations of imperfect creatures. When reading math, remember that math is a language like any other, with its own conventions and grammar.
There is no such thing as the right speed for intelligent reading. Asking yourself how you can apply the information you read is important. Good stories remain liked by most during long periods of time because what they wished to say is still and forever true. I have no interest in the academic audience at all. In that regard, this book succeeds in doing exactly what it promises.
Examining the development of opulence in different nations and under different conditions, it compares the several systems of political economy, and argues for the beneficence of free trade. We see what should have been done, but would we have been able to see it in time? Lesson 3: Ask more questions about books, critically thinking about their importance and logic. What is being said in detail, and how? This task is undertaken by identifying relevant passages, translating the terminology, framing and ordering the questions that need answering, defining the issues, and having a conversation with the responses. It is from this fact that the liberal arts acquire their name. As there cannot be good laws where the state is not well armed, it follows that where they are well armed they have good laws. There is a second class of books that teach you both how to read and how to live.
The reason why a great conductor makes notations on his musical scores -- marks them up again and again each time he returns to study them--is the reason why you should mark your books. There are some gem of books out there that are least know to the world, which I want to summarize and highlight. Adler stressed that even with this conclusion, God's existence cannot be proven or demonstrated, but only established as true beyond a reasonable doubt. Cast the facts as you wish, but remember, your thinking will thank you if you can resist adding bias too early. Analytical reading is a thorough reading. They are likely outside the realm of your experience.
This should be taught in school early on. How to Read a Book is like a stepping stool designed to help people reach a higher shelf in the library. If you can, you can say that you understood the general point of the book, if not, you should re-read it. Some people reserve them for a fancy bookplate. Dip in here and there, but never with more than a paragraph or two. That means when you finish a book, you can recite the facts from it. Having a fine library doesn't prove that its owner has a mind enriched by books; it proves nothing more than that he, his father, or his wife, was rich enough to buy them.
One or all of these may be true, but only for specific parts of a book. In his own words: Unlike many of my contemporaries, I never write books for my fellow professors to read. Teach you that something is the case. What is the author trying to achieve? Each level builds upon the previous, climaxing in the most demanding level, synoptic reading. There are all kinds of devices for marking a book intelligently and fruitfully. It attempts to re-create that experience in the reader.
Real reading is about reaching significant agreement or disagreement with the author. Adler also recommends reading the authors that influenced the author that you are trying to read, or at least to know something about them. The text is largely comprised of short sentences, lay terminology, and otherwise accessible language. In the face of criticism Adler maintained that ethnic quotas were irrelevant to the subject. Do you appreciate the beauty of the work? However, for this reason you likely come in with preexisting bias, which must be ignored to read analytically.
Why does the author think it is important to know these things? This is doing the work. The student must herself do the learning, much like a doctor may do many things for a patient, but the patient herself must follow instructions and get well. Once again, the authors liberate readers to engage meaningfully with a book, rather than experiencing the reading process passively. I want to do book summary videos too, especially for books in my mother tongue Tamil. Just as writing uses words to build sentences and paragraphs, so logic uses terms to build propositions and arguments. There is a final highest class of books, perhaps fewer than a hundred, that you can return to over and over again and they seem to have grown with you. I'd no more scribble all over a first edition of 'Paradise Lost' than I'd give my baby a set of crayons and an original Rembrandt.