How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.
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How to Read a Person Like a Book

Author: Gerard I. Nierenberg,Henry H. Calero

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9781566194013

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 4441

To acquire the skills for reading gestures-Materials for gesture- reading-Openness, Defensiveness, Evaluation, Suspicion, Readiness, Reassurance, Cooperation, Frustration, Confidence, Nervousness, Self- control-Boredom, Courtship, Relations, Understanding.
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How to Read a Story

Author: Kate Messner

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452132496

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Step One: Find a story. (A good one.) Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.) Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.) Now: Begin. Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen, and—finally—coming to The End. This picture book playfully and movingly illustrates the idea that the reader who discovers the love of reading finds, at the end, the beginning. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.
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How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439144831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
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How to Read a Book a Day

The Ultimate Guide to Quickly Absorb and Retain Information

Author: Chris Campbell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523420476

Category:

Page: 38

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The worlds most successful people have always been known to be avid readers and learners which many will claim to be one of the largest contributions to their success in business, love, and life. Take these for example: "The best advice I ever got was that knowledge was power and to keep reading." -David Bailey "The greatest gift is a passion for reading." -Elizabeth Hardwick "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." -Richard Steele If you love reading books but never have enough time or it takes you too long to finish a book you started then this book is for you! With the techniques laid out in this book you don't have to stay with a book for months before you can apply the principles in the book. Instead you'll be able to absorb the most important content and begin applying it immediately! Lessons include: -How to find they key elements of a book instantly in order to discover the vital takeaways intended by the author. - Why you only need to understand 20% of a book in order to master the knowledge within. - Comprehension tips to retain information at a higher rate than you would reading word for word. - And much more Get started today and you can be learning how to read a book a day in as little as 2 hours!
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Speed Reading

How to Read a Book a Day - Simple Tricks to Explode Your Reading Speed and Comprehension

Author: Ryan James

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975762735

Category:

Page: 96

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Accelerated Learning Series Book #2 Do you want to: Study better? Be able to read faster and retain more information? Make more efficient notes? Pass tests more successfully? Be more creative? Engage in business armed with great focus and full comprehension? Be able to read one book a day? Then speed reading is the answer! It improves your reading speed, focus, and comprehension! It gives you the power to develop better time management, enhances your concentration and logical thinking, and also improves your overall self-confidence. This easy-to-understand book provides guides that will help you understand: Speed Reading Techniques Reading vs Speed Reading How to Break Poor Reading Habits How to Start Speed Reading Importance of Daily Eye Exercises and more Find out what your current reading level is and learn how to incorporate the exercises and techniques found in this book into your daily routine so that speed reading becomes a habit. Soon you will find that you can read an entire book each day! The more you read, the more knowledge you will gain that you can use to achieve your goals in life. Grab this book and become a speed reader today!
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How to Read a History Book

The Hidden History of History

Author: Marshall T. Poe

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785356461

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 358

A deconstruction of the modern history book as artifact, How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them. It also discusses genre, bias (political and otherwise) and how to read history books between the lines. Written for undergraduates, intro graduate students and anyone with an informed interest in the subject, How to Read a History Book demonstrates that, rather than being objects that fall from the sky, history books are actually socially-constructed artifacts reflecting all the contradictions of modern meritocratic capitalism.
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The Book Of The People

How to Read the Bible

Author: A.N. Wilson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062433482

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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From renowned historian, biographer and novelist, A.N. Wilson, a deep personal, literary, and historical exploration of the Bible. In The Book of the People, A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature, and a cultural touchstone that the western world has answered to for nearly two thousand years: Martin Luther King was "reading the Bible" when he started the Civil Rights movement, and when Michelangelo painted the fresco cycles in the Sistine Chapel, he was "reading the Bible." Wilson challenges the way fundamentalists—whether believers or non-believers—have misused the Bible, either by neglecting and failing to recognize its cultural significance, or by using it as a weapon against those with whom they disagree. Erudite, witty and accessible, The Book of the People seeks to reclaim the Good Book as our seminal work of literature, and a book for the imagination.
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How to Read a Poem

And Fall in Love with Poetry

Author: Edward Hirsch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547543727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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"Read a poem to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read it while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone sleeps next to you. Say it over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of culture—the constant buzzing noise that surrounds you—has momentarily stopped. This poem has come from a great distance to find you." So begins this astonishing book by one of our leading poets and critics. In an unprecedented exploration of the genre, Hirsch writes about what poetry is, why it matters, and how we can open up our imaginations so that its message—which is of vital importance in day-to-day life—can reach us and make a difference. For Hirsch, poetry is not just a part of life, it is life, and expresses like no other art our most sublime emotions. In a marvelous reading of world poetry, including verse by such poets as Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, Pablo Neruda, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Charles Baudelaire, and many more, Hirsch discovers the meaning of their words and ideas and brings their sublime message home into our hearts. A masterful work by a master poet, this brilliant summation of poetry and human nature will speak to all readers who long to place poetry in their lives but don't know how to read it.
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How Not to Read

Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life

Author: Dan Wilbur

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101611413

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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The Last Stupid Book You’ll Ever Need to Read Don’t want to slog through lengthy old books like A Tale of Two Cities or The Giving Tree? Sick of being judged by your avid-reader “friends” who talk about books you’ve never heard of? Want to sound smarter without the strain of actually bettering yourself? Never fear. In How Not to Read, you’ll find techniques to fake your way through literature so you never have to read another book—ever! Inside, you’ll find: •Tips for getting through anything you have to read by reading faster: Just read every third word. (One Hundred Years of Solitude becomes “Many as the Colonel was, that when him ice.” Wow! It’s like a Gertrude Stein poem only more comprehensible!) •Entire genres summed up in a single page: Historical fiction becomes “Guess who else had sex: Hitler!” •Literary insults to make yourself seem smarter: “The only thing sadder than you is a Joycean epiphany!” “You’re as weak as a passive sentence written in negative form. And probably not considered by anyone to be worth more than an adverb.” It’s time to stop fearing those people who keep bringing up Ayn Rand. How Not to Read is here to liberate the world from ever needing to read a book again.
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How to Read the Bible Book by Book

A Guided Tour

Author: Gordon D. Fee

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310853648

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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A Guided Tour from Genesis through Revelation Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book takes you by the hand and walks you through the Scriptures. For each book of the Bible, the authors start with a quick snapshot, then expand the view to help you better understand its key elements and how it fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. Written by two top evangelical scholars, this survey is designed to get you actually reading the Bible knowledgeably and understanding it accurately. In an engaging, conversational style, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart take you through a given book of the Bible using their unique, progressive approach: • Orienting Data—Concise info bytes that form a thumbnail of the book • Overview—A brief panorama that introduces key concepts and themes and important landmarks in the book • Specific Advice for Reading—Pointers for accurately understanding the details and message of the book in context with the circumstances surrounding its writing • A Walk Through—The actual section-by-section tour that helps you see both the larger landscape of the book and how its various parts work together to form the whole. Here you are taken by the hand and told, “Look at this!” How to Read the Bible Book by Book can be used as a companion to How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. It also stands on its own as a reliable guide to reading and understanding the Bible for yourself.
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The Great American Read: The Book of Books

Explore America's 100 Best-Loved Novels

Author: PBS

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316417548

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series. What are America's best-loved novels? PBS will launch The Great American Read series with a 2-hour special in May 2018 revealing America's 100 best-loved novels, determined by a rigorous national survey. Subsequent episodes will air in September and October. Celebrities and everyday Americans will champion their favorite novel and in the finale in late October, America's #1 best-loved novel will be revealed. The Great American Read: The Book of Books will present all 100 novels with fascinating information about each book, author profiles, a snapshot of the novel's social relevance, film or television adaptations, other books and writings by the author, and little-known facts. Also included are themed articles about banned books, the most influential book illustrators, reading recommendations, the best first-lines in literature, and more. Beautifully designed with rare images of the original manuscripts, first-edition covers, rejection letters, and other ephemera, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is a must-have book for all booklovers.
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How to Read a Book - What Book Should I Read?

Author: M. Usman,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1311974830

Category: Reference

Page: 45

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Table of Contents Preface PART 1: Fundamental Reading Concepts Chapter 1: Types of Books Chapter 2: Selecting And Acquiring The Appropriate Book PART 2: Reading Techniques Chapter 3: Inspectional Reading Chapter 4: Analytical Reading PART 3: Reading Rationales Chapter 5: Reading Tips Chapter 6: Bonus Reading Suggestions Conclusion About the Author Publisher Preface The Author of this particular eBook titled “How to Read a Book,” thanks and congratulates you for downloading it. In extraction, this book contains detailed information about how an individual can learn to read a book or teach someone else how to read a book. It contains fine points concerning several aspects for consideration when one wants to read a book, the main techniques used for reading books, how to read different types or works of writings, and the general sequence that is related with reading books. For individuals who love to read, this guide also goes further to particularize into details, matters concerning the best book choices, how one can develop the best reading traits for the best reading experience and it also emphasizes the different classes of reading. Keeping in mind that there are other alternatives that are available to those who wish to read books but do not have the ability or time, such instances have also been discussed in this guide so as to assist you to know how you can use alternative ways for different situations that may apply. All the sections in this eBook offer so much essential info that will give you a better understanding as a booklover on the matters of reading books. So, with this guide, it's the Author's aspiration and desire that upon completion, you will have all the means and skills that you seek as booklover.
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The Happiness Equation

Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything

Author: Neil Pasricha

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698155696

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What’s the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a Walmart executive, a New York Times–bestselling author, and a husband and dad. After selling more than a million copies of his Book of Awesome series, he now shifts his focus from observation to application. In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven’t unlocked the 9 Secrets to Happiness. Each secret takes a common ideal, flips it on its head, and casts it in a completely new light. Pasricha then goes a step further by providing step-by-step guidelines and hand-drawn scribbles that illustrate exactly how to apply each secret to live a happier life today. Controversial? Maybe. Counterintuitive? Definitely. The Happiness Equation will teach you such principles as: · Why success doesn’t lead to happiness · How to make more money than a Harvard MBA · Why multitasking is a myth · How eliminating options leads to more choice The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about everything—your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness. From the Hardcover edition.
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You've GOT to Read This Book!

55 People Tell the Story of the Book That Changed Their Life

Author: Jack Canfield,Gay Hendricks, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061758000

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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There's nothing better than a book you can't put down—or better yet, a book you'll never forget. This book puts the power of transformational reading into your hands. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, and self-actualization pioneer Gay Hendricks have invited notable people to share personal stories of books that changed their lives. What book shaped their outlook and habits? Helped them navigate rough seas? Spurred them to satisfaction and success? The contributors include Dave Barry, Stephen Covey, Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Mark Victor Hansen, John Gray, Christiane Northrup, Bernie Siegel, Craig Newmark, Michael E. Gerber, Lou Holtz, and Pat Williams, to name just a few. Their richly varied stories are poignant, energizing, and entertaining.Author and actor Malachy McCourt tells how a tattered biography of Gandhi, stumbled on in his youth, offered a shining example of true humility—and planted the seeds that would help support his sobriety decades later. Bestselling author and physician Bernie Siegel, M.D., tells how William Saroyan's The Human Comedy helped him realize that, in order to successfully treat his patients with life-threatening illnesses, "I had to help them live—not just prevent them from dying." Actress Catherine Oxenberg reveals how, at a life crossroads and struggling with bulimia, a book taught her the transforming difference one person could make in the life of another—and why that person for her was Richard Burton. Rafe Esquith, the award-winning teacher whose inner-city students have performed Shakespeare all over the world, recounts his deep self-doubt in the midst of his success—and how reading To Kill a Mockingbird strengthened him to continue teaching. Beloved librarian and bestselling author Nancy Pearl writes how, at age ten, Robert Heinlein's science fiction book Space Cadet impressed on her the meaning of personal integrity and gave her a vision of world peace she'd never imagined possible. Two years later, she marched in her first civil rights demonstration and learned that there's always a way to make "a small contribution to intergalactic harmony." If you're looking for insight and illumination—or simply for that next great book to read—You've Got to Read This Book! has treasures in store for you.
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Why Read the Classics?

Author: Italo Calvino

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544146379

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.
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Study Less, Study Smart

How to Spend Less Time and Learn More Material

Author: Marty Lobdell

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508888338

Category:

Page: 36

View: 341

This book present proven strategies to enhance learning and reduce wasted study time in any learning situation.
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Speed Reading Guide

How To Read A Book in 15 Minutes and Remember Everything?

Author: Chris Diamond

Publisher: Chris Diamond

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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How would you like to read a book of any length and topic in just 15 minutes? I am going to explore some non-traditional ways of reading books, in order to acquire MORE knowledge by reading LESS. Therefore, you are going to save a lot of time taking action or implementing ideas. I am going to show you secrets most people would never know about speed reading. I'll give you some practical techniques you can use today to boost your reading speed and book completion. If it takes days, even weeks to complete a book, then you want to consider getting this speed reading report in order to get the most out of your available time. This report is not for people who read books for entertainment or simply to waste their time. If you read books just to kill time, this e-report is not for you. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, your money back is guaranteed! Grab your copy now!
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How to Speak How to Listen

Author: Mortimer J. Adler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439104891

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Practical information for learning how to speak and listen more effectively. Drawing on decades of experience as educator and philosopher, Mortimer J. Adler gives the listener a short course in effective communication filled with the Adler wisdom and wit. Both instructive and practical, How to Speak, How to Listen will be invaluable to everyone: salespeople and executives involved in conferences and negotiations, politicians, lecturers, and teachers, as well as families seeking to improve communication among themselves.
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