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Correct Ways Of Reading A Book

Correct Ways Of ReadingAre there correct ways of reading a book?

Say Keng Lee thinks so and in his discourse on the popular website quora.com listed the following ten tips:

1.  First and foremost, learn how to apply SQ5R

2. Learn how to recognize all the text organizational patterns and their signal words often used by authors.

3. Use a pen or pencil as pacer, to control the visual sweep of the saccadic movement of your eyeballs.

4. Apply Pareto’s Principle. [Understand Core Material vs. Elaborative Material.]

5. Learn to spot key ideas, using the knowledge gained in (1) and (2).

6.  Read the end summary first, so as to develop prior knowledge and navigational signposts, in tandem with (1), to accelerate your reading.

7. Learn how to use Word Parts Strategy and context clues to understand new/unknown words without the aid of a dictionary.

8. Don’t hesitate to make marginal annotations, with call-to-action. Express them in terms of relevancy to action: A2T/T2D/Q2P. [Legend: A2T=Action to Take; T2D=Things To Do; Q2P=Questions to Ponder. You can create your own.]

9. Recap and Summarize, with an idea map or cluster diagram or web graphic organiser, so as to consolidate what you have read.

10.  Think and Reflect: Where do I go from here? What’s (are) my next Step(s)? [Refer to (8)] How can I use these readings to add/multiply value in my life/in my work/in my business/for my clients?

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