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The Lost Wisdom

It happens all the time. You read an amazing book, one so packed with wisdom that you think it’s going to change your life forever. Then…it doesn’t. Why? Because when you’r...

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How to Remember What You Read

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  • Quality matters more than quantity. There's no point in reading loads of books in a short amount of time but couldn't recall enough about what the books say.
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If you happen to read books just for entertainment, you probably won't need this. But if you read to acquire some valuable knowledge, the things mentioned next will be pretty important for your enh...

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Active reading is thoughtfully engaging with a book at all steps in the reading process. From deciding to read right through to reflection afterwards, you have a plan for how you are going to learn...

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  • Choose Great Books. Focus on some combination of books that: 1) stand the test of time; 2) pique your interest; or 3) challenge you. The more interesting and relevant we find ...

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  • Intelligentily skim. Use this information to situate your expectations and refine what you are looking for as you read.
  • Match the book to your environment.

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The best technique for notetaking is whichever one works for you and is easy to stick to. While there are hundreds of systems on the internet, you need to take one of them and adapt it until you ha...

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Books do not exist in a vacuum. Every concept or fact can be linked to countless others. Making an effort to form our own links is a fruitful way to better remember what we read.

Building viv...

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Reading alone is not enough. We have to contextualize the knowledge. If you can take something you’ve read and apply it immediately, it will reinforce the learning and add context and meaning.

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