For Canadian homeschooling families

How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer Adler, C. Van Doren

Item #: N998

Class: Paperback

Price: $22.95

Highly recommended for the student who wants to go on to university. Originally published in 1940, this book has been revised and updated. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them -- from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading, you learn how to pigeonhole a book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, criticise. You are taught the different reading techniques for reading practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests whereby your can measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension and speed.