Action Required for eBooks & Audiobooks Customers
Existing service discontinuing: download previously purchased eBooks. Learn more.

How to Read a Book

Mortimer J Adler, Charles Van Doren

Paperback 1986-01-01

Publisher Description

"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.?

Read more

$22.40$28.00Save $5.60 (20%)

Publisher Description

"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.?

Koorong Code67909
ISBN0671212095
EAN9780671212094
Pages426
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryPhilosophy
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication DateJan 1986
Dimensions30 x 136 x 210mm
Weight0.37kg