Quit more books ...

It is not necessary to read every book page by page , in 10 minutes you can figure out that whether the book is right for you or not . Start more books. Quit most of them. Read the great ones twice.

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Reading Comprehension: How to Retain More of Every Book You Read

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Choose the book that you can use instantly ...

One way to improve reading comprehension is to choose books you can immediately apply. Putting the ideas you read into action is one of the best ways to secure them in your mind.

Always try to find those books that are relevant to your daily life , so that you can relate to it and it helps in remembering things better .

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Create notes ...

Keep notes on what you read. You can do this however you like.

So that you can emphasize on the important points and passages .

But here's the real key: store your notes in a searchable format so that you can search the meaning or the interpretation of them .

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Make a knowledge tree ...

One way to imagine a book is like a knowledge tree with a few fundamental concepts forming the trunk and the details forming the branches. You can learn more and improve reading comprehension by “linking branches” and integrating your current book with other knowledge trees.

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Some questions I consider when summarizing a book include:

  • What are the main ideas?
  • If I implemented one idea from this book right now, which one would it be?
  • How would I describe the book to a friend?

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Dig into the topic ...

On any topic don't just read one book or one article , try to dig into that topic from different author's perspective or from different angles , which widens up your knowledge on that topic and transcend the boundary of your own experience.

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“Beware the man of a single book.”

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Read it twice ...

Revisiting great books is helpful because the problems you deal with change over time. Sure, when you read a book twice maybe you'll catch some stuff you missed the first time around, but it's more likely that new passages and ideas will be relevant to you.

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