1. Elementary Reading - Deepstash

1. Elementary Reading

This is the level of reading taught in our elementary schools. If you’re reading this website, you already know how to do this.

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“An idea is something that won’t work unless you do.” - Thomas A. Edison

We’ve all heard or said that “reading is hard work”. Well, we don’t know the half of it.

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The Four Levels of Reading

Mortimer Adler literally wrote the book on reading. Adler identifies four levels of reading:

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  2. Inspectional Reading
  3. Analytical Reading
  4. Syntopical Reading

They are thought of as levels because you can’t move to a higher level without ...

Before reading

  • Consider your purpose for reading and what you need to be able to understand, know, or do after reading.
  • Determine what you already know about the material you are to read.
  • Give the text an initial glance, noting headings, diagrams, tables, pictures, bolded words, summaries, ...

Superficial Reading

Superficial Reading

This is used when you’re taking a book that’s notably above your level.

A superficial reading means that you quickly read from start to finish without stopping to ponder the things you don’t understand. The reason this works is that by reading the book from start to finish...

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