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How to properly read a book

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Takes good notes

Takes good notes

Books are an investment in a future of learning.

  • Bookmark your favourite passages.
  • Take notes.
  • Write a review.
  • Return to your notes periodically.


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Make time to read more

Make time to read more

A Pew Research study found that the average person reads 17 books a year. 19 per cent of Americans don't read any books.

The average person spends 35 hours watching TV every week, some of which could be spent reading books.


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Supercharge your reading

The average adult reads 300 words per minute. Speed readers read 1,500 per minute.

But reading faster is not always the right solution to reading more. Some reports state that speed reading or skimming leads to forgotten details and poor retention. Comprehension and reading...


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Reading more

Reading more

Warren Buffett describes his day as “I just sit in my office and read all day.”

Reading more is a common ambition. But how do we do it? And what should we do with all that information once we have it?


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Three ways to remember what you read

Train your brain with impressions, association, and repetition.

  • Impression: Be impressed with the text. Stop and imagine a scene in your mind, adding elements to strengthen the impression.
  • Association: Link the text to somethin...


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Read for Speed

Read for Speed

Tim Ferriss describes two techniques for reading faster:

  1. Using a pen as a tracker and pacer, the same way people would move their finger back and forth across a line as they read.
  2. Start reading each new line at least three words in from the fir...


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Focus on the four levels of reading

There are four levels of reading, each step building on the previous step.

  1. Elementary reading is what you did in school.
  2. Inspectional reading takes two forms: A quick read or skimming of the book's preface, table of contents, index and side jac...


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Step 1: Choose Topic, Read & Take Notes

Writing begins with these 3 steps:

  • Pick a topic: because your essay should answer a central question.
  • Make a reading list: You should aim to read 5-10 books before you write an essay. And plenty of online sources. 
  • Take Notes: of everything that cat...



If your in-class notes are messy, unorganized, and unclear at first glance, you’re not going to get much use out of them. This has nothing to do with how neat your handwriting is — it’s all about how your notes are structured.

One of the most effective ways to remember (and understand) what...

Taking Notes

  • If and an idea from the book makes you stop and think, write it down and elaborate on it
  • Copy your favorite quotes and line into your journal. Explain why you wrote them down.
  • Write down what you learned from the book.
  • Would you recommend t...

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