If You Are Reading to Acquire Knowledge, Learn to Read Analytically - Deepstash
If You Are Reading to Acquire Knowledge, Learn to Read Analytically

If You Are Reading to Acquire Knowledge, Learn to Read Analytically

Keep reading for FREE

Active And Passive Reading

Active And Passive Reading

Passive reading is when we read for pleasure and get lost in the book, enjoying the complete experience. This is applied in fictional works. Acquiring knowledge demands a different way to read: Active reading.

Great books require time and attention, needing to be chewed and digested properly for an in-depth understanding.


7.01K reads

René Descartes

“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries.”



5.92K reads

Acquiring Knowledge Using Analytical Reading

There is an even more active, complex and profound way to read: Analytical Reading.

It involves questioning the text you read, highlighting key points, taking notes, summarizing or curating key ideas, and thinking deeply about what the author is trying to say.


2.3K reads

How To Read Analytically

Reading helps us connect existing thought patterns and upgrade our mental models.

To read deeply and critically, we have to engage with the written text differently:

  1. Read slowly, making each page a learning process.
  2. Take notes, preferably using a pen and paper.
  3. Try to explain the main idea in a notebook, asking critical questions and raising doubts.
  4. Teach the content to others, summarizing the book lessons in a presentable format. If we can explain it in simple language, we must have understood it well.
  5. Choose the books carefully.


2.58K reads



"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it." -Frank Howard Clark


If You Are Reading to Acquire Knowledge, Learn to Read Analytically

If You Are Reading to Acquire Knowledge, Learn to Read Analytically

How to Remember What You Read

How to Remember What You Read

Ready for the next level?

Read Like a Pro


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers



5,740 Reviews

App Store



72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations


Claim Your Limited Offer

Get Deepstash Pro


75% OFF | 1-Year Pro Subscription

Claim Offer