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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.

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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.

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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.

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René Descartes

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

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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.

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Reading Books Is Like Changing Your Past
  • Gaining knowledge isn’t the only reason we have to read books.
  • A good book read with curiosity and an open mind can change our life.
  • Reading books is like updating the software inside your brain, and a good book gives us new ways to interpret our past and present life.
  • It is also a good idea to quit reading books that serve no purpose, as the opportunity cost is high.
  • Life is short and should be spent reading the best books possible.
  • Read the good ones more than once.

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IMPROVE READING EFFICIENCY,SIMPLE STEPS TO FOLLOW!!
  • Highlight important words and passages so that you can find them again quickly.
  • Underline unfamiliar words or concepts . Ideally, look them up after reading the text to not interrupt your reading flow.
  • Take breaks! If you’ve reached your reading goal.
  • Write down open questions /questions you like to discuss in class.
  • Revisit any words or concepts you didn’t understand and reread the respective passage with the new knowledge in mind.
  • Visualize the main ideas.

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