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How To Read A Book

How To Read A Book

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Get An Idea

Read through the book's index, about, conclusions, book contents & summaries that the author gives after each page quickly to get an idea about the book

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Superficial Reading

Superficial Reading

After getting an idea about the book, just read it. Don't try to force yourself to understand things, just read with FOCUS.

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Analytical Reading

Analytical Reading

After Superficial Reading of atleast 1 page, try to summarise the whole idea and if you miss some points, analyze the points and try to understand those as thoroughly as possible

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Remembering What You Read

SECTION 2

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Impression

Impression

Imagine whatever you just read!

If you can't imagine, then try to summarise it vaguely. After that, make a mind map

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Association

Association

Link the text to something you are already familiar with. Maybe experiences, real-life situations, etc.

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Repetition

Repetition

Re-read and highlight the things you didn't understand after following the above two steps.

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Note Taking

Note Taking

Write down everything you do in the first three steps in a blank sheet. Sometimes, that blank sheet turns out to be a good note but if not, then make notes by reading through small bits of information & also that blank sheet to make perfect notes.

There are many formats to make those perfect notes, one of them is Flashcards. Short, concise & fun! Another is mind maps, charts, linear (usually not recommended)

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Reading Faster

SECTION 3

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Take The Pressure Off

Take The Pressure Off

Don't expect yourself to read faster or retain everything. Don't pressurise yourself that you have to read a lot of stuff. Just read. For fun. As a Hobby.

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The Bad Habits

The Bad Habits

1. Day Dreaming

Don't let your mind wander around to anything. Instead, let it wander around the topics related to the book. Thoughts about any idea, mind map, thought, experience, related to the book are acceptable.

2. Regression

Don't re-read everything. Try to remember what you just read instead of directly re-reading it

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Reading The Keywords & Making Thought Groups

Read only the keywords instead of each & every word. Try to make thought groups, for example:

By looking for / thought groups / you force your eyes / to move faster / while maintaining / good comprehension

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Reading Between The Lines

Reading Between The Lines

Instead of focusing on the words, focus on the whitespace just above the line so that you can only be able to focus on keywords.

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Read For Speed

Read For Speed

1. Use a tracker such as a pen or your own finger to read and also move your head more than your eyes when you read the lines

2. When you start reading a new line, don't read the first three words. When you're done reading the line, don't read the last three words.

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Improving Peripheral Vision

Improving Peripheral Vision

The more the field of view, the more words you can read at a time. So, try to improve your peripheral vision

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Retaining

Retaining

Make flashcards or mind maps just after you read a few paragraphs. It's the best way to retain what you just learned.

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IDEAS CURATED BY

janakgohil

A daydreamer who's really into psychology, philosophy & novels.

CURATOR'S NOTE

It's really hard to read efficiently. So just researched on that topic to find out how to increase the efficiency while reading.

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