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How to Read the Right Way: A Complete Guide

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A wonderful article: 'While it’s almost impossible to push back against the tides of time, it’s up to us to find methods to adapt and thrive in periods of change, both in reading and other facets of life.A book is not simply an open box waiting to be checked off. Going through a book is an experience — one that requires absorbing the material, reflecting on it, and coming out having learned something new. Similar to how creative moments happen during quiet periods, our insights from books happen during periodic pauses. So how can we make the most out of what we read? The article offers 4 solutions. Also ,  it discusses  what types of strategies  that  speed readers use.'

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I was one of the most successful teachers of reading in NYS, and awarded the NYS English Council (NYSEC) "Educator of Excellence" award in 1998... before the screens became ubiquitous.

Below, from the article, is good advice. I used all of these strategies with my 13 year old readers. In ten months, they read over 100 books each , talking to me about each one in a letter,... and of course, they aced all NYC reading tests. Get on the bike and learn ot ride a bike...READ and THINK about reading, and master the skill, too... for IT IS A SKILL, and only practice in thinking will make it happen.

TRUST ME! it works for 7 year olds, too. Every child in my second grades learned to read and love books.

" As I mentioned earlier, I don't like to simply zip through a book, check it off, and move onto the next one. When I do that, I find that I lose out on the implications behind the work. Instead, I use a few methods to absorb the material, including:

  • Jotting notes: If there are some interesting facts in the book, I'll highlight them, make some annotations, or copy down notable paragraphs.
  • JUST JOURNAL : Sometimes, I'll write an article describing the events that happened in a book, along with my reflections and main takeaways.
  • See an adaptation: Popular novels often have film adaptations. I like to check out films that are based off novels to compare my interpretation with someone else's, relive key events, and enjoy the work in a different medium.

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and this article is interesting, too, but more comple. If you are teaching reading, (or know someone who is trying to do this with children) or trying to learn how to MASTER this skill... you might want to read this, too.

Learning is a heavily misunderstood concept.

As a paradigm example of deep work, we understand that, when reading, directing your full attention to the material at hand is essential. Grasping complex information is hard.

But this is only half the battle.

After some string of words hits your retina and has made its way to your brain, you're not done.

In a cruel irony, these hours of deep work often cause flow states and the feeling that 'you've had a good day' and learned a shitload of new stuff.

But for many reading episodes this feeling is deceptive. There is an ineliminable aspect to learning that takes place after the glorious flow state.

The other half of the battle is to transfer the newly acquired intelligence from your working memory to your long-term understanding and integrate it into your standing stack of mental models.

If you don't facilitate this, your learning gains are only a fraction of what they could have been.

In this article, I'm going to breakdown how to win the battle and the war""how to avoid these traps and organize your reading habit for a maximal Return On Investment (ROI) on reading hours.

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