As a philosopher he worked within the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. Wagner was editor-in-chief and Whittaker Chambers an associate editor.
I think I can handle a book. You may even read quite a lot. Because your mind is the most wonderful gift nature gave you. It will outlast your body for decades. It will almost continuously grow, shape and transform your entire experience of life. Reading is a skill — one you can greatly improve.
Of the three, reading for understanding is hardest — and the focus of this guide. Because cognitive leaps are hard work. They begin with books that are beyond us, they lead us to new and occasionally uncomfortable truths and they end with adopting a whole new perspective.
To begin closing your gap to an author, you must confidently answer four questions: What is their book about as a whole?
What is being said in detail, and how? Is their book true, in whole or in part? How do we answer those questions? We tend to think of reading as passive. The more active your reading, the better your reading. The better your reading, the better your answers to the questions above.
And the better your answers, the more likely you are to see the world in new and wonderful ways. Reading actively means mastering four levels of reading: Elementary reading — Turning symbols into information; Inspectional reading — Getting the most from a book in a given time; Analytical reading — Thorough and complete reading for understanding; and Synoptic reading — Exploring a subject through wide reading.
Always approach reading as a conversation with the author. Approach every book with an open mind and remember that books are the imperfect creations of imperfect creatures. Do question and challenge. Active-reading is like active-listening. The second active-reading tip is this — make every book you read your own.
To do so, use: Highlighting — underline, circle, star, asterisk and fold pages; Linking — number arguments on the page, reference other pages or sections; and Synthesising — write in the margins, top and bottoms of pages and front and endpapers.
Making a book your own as you read improves concentration, encourages thinking through words and forces active engagement.
The final tip for active-reading is to set your reading environment up for success. Make sure your environment is well lit, tidy and allows you to focus. Treat every session with the same respect as a life-changing meeting of minds.
But one major improvement we can all make is to read with appropriate speed. The majority of speed reading courses focus on two tricks: Reducing fixations — The number of jumps your eye makes; and Reducing regressions — The time you spend rereading.
The solution to both is as simple as running a pencil down the page as you read at a slightly faster rate than feels comfortable.
With practice, this will help you reduce bad habits like sub-vocalising and increase your reading speed by hundreds of percent. The key insight is that not all books are created equal. When reading for understanding, one page book may deserve just an hour of skimming, another may deserve days or even weeks of your time.
Grasping this marks the difference between those who are widely read lots of reading, little understanding and those who are well read less reading, more understanding. Learning to spot and adjust your reading approach at each end of the spectrum is critical.Hopefully, this crunch of Adler and Doren’s How to Read a Book has shown you how much more there is to reading than meets the eye.
But also that reading is a skill – one you can greatly improve, no matter who you are or what your current experience.
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Mortimer J. Adler was Chairman of the Board of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute, and authored more than fifty books. Encuentra Platonism and Positivism in Psychology de Mortimer Adler (ISBN: ) en Amazon.
Envíos gratis a partir de 19€.Format: Tapa blanda. Adler spent much time promoting great books discussion groups for adults, outside institutionalized education, all around the country.
The Britannica Great Books set sales began to gather steam and by the mid ’s was selling nearly 50, sets per year, 1 million total sets sold.