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Number of Pages: 426
Publication Date: 1972
|Dimensions: 5 1/4 X 8 1/4 (inches)|
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The Roar on the Other Side: A Guide for Student PoetsSuzanne ClarkCanon Press / 2000 / Trade Paperback$12.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text.
Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.
Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
"It shows concretely how the serious work of proper reading may be accomplished and how much it may yield in the way of instruction and delight."
RonaldAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5This book has profound insights.June 26, 2012RonaldAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4
This classic by Adler and Van Doren continues to remain relevant and to inform us how to read more effectively and fruitfully. Well worth the money and the time.
CanuckQuebec, CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5One of the Most Important Books I've ever read.February 15, 2012CanuckQuebec, CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
I had heard of this book when I was young, and remember thinking it was a silly idea, reading a book on how to read a book. More recently, I stumbled upon it, half by accident, half by simple curiosity, and was intrigued by the description and reviews. I eventually decided to purchase it. My sole regret is not having purchased it sooner.
The author divides reading into four levels, and basically teaches the reader how to X-ray a book. Excellently written, I consider this book to be *invaluable* for working people and students alike.
jeroboam vIndianaAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Increases understanding of books.October 11, 2010jeroboam vIndianaAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
I read a chapter in college a professor recommended back in 1983. It helped me grasp the most diffcult of text books in any subject--even the ones I didn't enjoy. Subjects and authors came alive and helped me find shape in the void.
Joseph Amen Obazee5 Stars Out Of 5August 23, 2009Joseph Amen Obazee
If anyone here really wants to be an addicted reader and that loves reading to elevate his mind from understanding less to understanding more by merely using the power of your minds operation, then this book is for you. I promise, that you will be able to take on any readable matter personally without any external help after reading this book thoroughly. You will learn so much from this book.
Alan Benger5 Stars Out Of 5September 7, 2007Alan Benger
This is excellent for improving reading skills. All high school students should go through this and adopt its recommendations.
Q: Is there a study guide for How to Read a Book?
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