Would knowledge grow deeper just because you read a hundred, thousand times? Is reading the book from start to finish the right way to read a book for you?
From now on, I'll explain specifically what you probably didn't know, on how to read. With the 14 tips on how to read, hope your power of knowledge grows deep without your motivation hindering as you read.
1. Don't Try to Save Money When Buying Books
-Books have gotten expensive but normally, books are pretty cheap if you compare it to the price you have to pay in trying to get all the information one book holds.
2. Don't Assume Everything by One Book, Read More of its Kind
-Reading more books that share the same topic will help you know the strengths of a book. Through this effort, you can also draw a more specific outline of the topic.
3. Don't be Afraid in Choosing a Book
-You can't know how to pick the right book without making mistakes. If you think of it as part of the lesson in building your insights on books, it's not a price so heavy after all.
4. Don't Read a Book That Doesn't Fit You
-Whether the book is too easy or too hard, it's a waste of time reading it. Think time as gold so even though it's a book that you've bought with a bit of price, stop reading it.
5. Read it Page by Page to the End, Even Though it's a Book You Wanted to Quit Reading
-You might find something you never knew.
6. Practice Being a Fast Reader
-To digest as much information, being a fast reader is the only way.
7. Don't Memo While Reading
-If you want to take a note on something, do it after reading the book. It will be much more time effective. You could read five other books during the time of reading one book and taking notes. It's more efficient time-wise.
8. Don't Get Distracted by Others or Book Guides
-Book guide's have been a fad lately, but most of the contents are weak.
9. Read the Annotations
-Sometimes the annotations have more to read than what the main paragraphs offer.
10. Doubt While Reading
-Everything seems right when it's written, but even highly acclaimed books can be bad.
11. If there are, 'How?' Parts of the Book, Think of Where the Writer Might've Came Up with it.
-If these materials aren't accurate, it's highly possible that it's nonsensical.
12. If It Seems Fishy, Don't Stop Doubting it Until You See the Original Supporting Materials.
13. There are a Lot of Badly Translated Books than You Think So.
-If there's something that you don't understand while reading a book that's been translated, give a second thought on it. There could have been translating mistakes.
14. What You Learned in College Isn't All That
-What you intake as an adult, especially the knowledge during your twenties and thirties will take an important role in living out your life. Read when you are young, no matter what.