How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler was originally published in 1940. It was then revised and co-authored in 1972 with Charles Van Doren.
It's become a classic guide over the last 50+ years that is still relevant today—perhaps more than ever.
This Premium book summary is not only presented in a more actionable way than the public book summary; it also includes additional content like how to skim, how to mark a book intelligently, and how to take notes at the different levels of reading.
"We must become a nation of truly competent readers, recognizing all that the word competent implies. Nothing less will satisfy the needs of the world that is coming." — Mortimer Adler
Premium Summary Contents:
What is the Art of Reading?
- The Goal
- Art of Reading Defined
- Two Types of Discovery
- Learning is up to You
- Growth of the Mind
Key Reading Skills:
- Read the Best Books
- Read at the Right Speeds
- Read Actively
- Mark a Book Intelligently
The Four Levels of Reading: (+ Overview Infographic)
- Elementary Reading
- Inspectional Reading (+ How to Skim)
- Analytical Reading
- Syntopical Reading (+ Process Infographic)
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