Books About Reading and learning

How To Read A Book. The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

by: Martimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren   1940, 1967  and 1972

(426 pages)

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.     (from )

Group discussion chptrs 1-12 UBF pastors 6-12 (51 min)

Group Discussion. Group of Pastors. (notes on meeting)

Audio discussions by Kevin Jesmer on each chapter

chapter 1 The Activity of Reading      The Activity and Art of Reading  (13 min)

Chapter 2 Levels of Reading                  The Levels of Reading (4 min)

Chapter 3 The First Level-Elementary Reading   1st: Elementary Reading (7m)

Chapter 4-Inspectional Reading  (    min)

Chapter 5 – A Demanding Reader (  min)

Chapter 20: Syntopical reading review

Chapter 21: Reading and the Growth of the Mind

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