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How to read a book

Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Charles Van Doren
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014. ©1940
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Touchstone hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Investigates the art of reading by examining each aspect of reading, problems encountered, and tells how to combat them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler; Charles Van Doren
ISBN: 9781476790152 1476790159 9780671212094 0671212095
OCLC Number: 876883075
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Includes index.
Description: xiii, 424 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part one. The dimensions of reading. The activity and art of reading --
The levels of reading --
The first level of reading: elementary reading --
The second level of reading: inspectional reading --
How to be a demanding reader --
Part two. The third level of reading: analytical reading. Pigeonholing a book --
X-raying a book --
Coming to terms with an author --
Determining an author's message --
Criticizing a book fairly --
Agreeing or disagreeing with an author --
Aids to reading --
Part three. Approaches to different kinds of reading matter. How to read practical books --
How to read imaginative literature --
Suggestions for reading stories, plays, and poems --
How to read history --
How to read science and mathematics --
How to read philosophy --
How to read social science --
Part four. The ultimate goals of reading. The fourth level of reading: syntopical reading --
Reading and the growth of the mind.
Responsibility: Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van Doren.

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