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How to get the most out of your reading

How to get the most out of your reading

One of the benefits of reading is that you can master the best of what other people discovered.

But it is only true if you can actually remember and apply the lessons and insights you read.

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Taking notes - The blank sheet

Taking notes - The blank sheet

The best way to get more out of books is by taking notes with the blank sheet method.

  • Before reading a book, write down what you know about the subject using a mind map.
  • When you finish a reading session, add to the map with a different colour....

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Levels of reading

Levels of reading

Reading the words on a page or screen is the easy part. The problem is that this is often the only way we learn to read.

There are different approaches to reading. 

  1. Reading to entertain. This is what we are taught in elementary school.

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Give up quickly

You will instantly know if you picked up a good book. It is well written, packed with ideas and insights and is well organised. Naturally, you will want to read the next page.

Good books finish themselves. Trying to finish a bad book is a grind. Instead, skim a lot ...

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Conventional notes

Conventional notes

Write in the margins of your book. You bought it. It's your property.

  • At the end of each chapter, write a pointed summary of the main chapter. Then, try to connect it to something in your life, such as a memory or other idea.
  • When you're done with the book, pac...

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Choose great books

If you want to improve what you get out of reading, you have to choose great books.

There are only a few new books that might prove valuable, but most will be forgotten. So instead, let time filter the good books. Find the books that stood the test of time....

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Every time I see headlines like How I read 200 books in 3 months, all I want to do is ask the writer if they remember the lessons from each one.

Reading is a life-changing habit. It has the power to free people. Reading for the sake of ...

Read Once & Reap the Benefits of Reading 10x

Read Once & Reap the Benefits of Reading 10x

Many of us read, yet we are far from reaping its benefits, for we fail to retain the knowledge and apply it into our daily routine. Here is a 5 step strategy to help you reap the benefits:

  1. Read
  2. Harvest
  3. Curate
  4. Master
  5. Categorize

Get the most out of your reading

  • Read some of the content aloud. Honing in on auditory or visual information might help you process the content.
  • Read when you are more rested. Fatigue can negatively influence your ability to focus.
  • Eliminate distractions: turn off your phone alerts, shut...

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