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The way we read a book, article, or paper changes depending on our goals and our skills. It’s useful to think about how we are reading in order to make sure we spend our time and energy in the most effective way. In How to Read a Book, the philosopher Mortimer Adler gives us 4 types of reading to consider.
Understanding a subject is like having a mental model of that subject in your mind. And when you understand something, it is easier to retain it.
These ideas came from a skillshare class I recently took titled “How to Study for Exams - An Evidence-Based Masterclass” by Ali Abdaal. The class were divided into 3 sections namely 1) Understanding, 2) Remembering, and 3) Focusing. In this quick deepstash idea, I will try to summarize or simplify the 1st section: Understanding.
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