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By Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren

ISBN-10: 0671212095

ISBN-13: 9780671212094

Find out how to learn a publication, initially released in 1940, has turn into an extraordinary phenomenon, a residing vintage. it's the top and so much winning advisor to analyzing comprehension for the final reader. And now it's been thoroughly rewritten and up-to-date. you're advised concerning the quite a few degrees of examining and the way to accomplish them -- from effortless examining, via systematic skimming and inspectional interpreting, to hurry studying, you easy methods to pigeonhole a booklet, X-ray it, extract the author's message, criticize. you're taught the several interpreting ideas for analyzing useful books, innovative literature, performs, poetry, background, technological know-how and arithmetic, philosophy and social technology. ultimately, the authors provide a prompt examining record and provide examining checks wherein you could degree your individual development in interpreting talents, comprehension and velocity.

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The first grader is not really concerned at this point with whether cats do sit on hats, or with what this implies about cats, hats, and the world. He is merely concerned with language as it is em­ ployed by the writer. '' That could be conceived as a complex and difficult question, of course. We mean it here, however, in its simplest sense. The attainment of the skills of elementary reading oc­ curred some time ago for almost all who read this book. Nevertheless, we continue to experience the problems of this level of reading, no matter how capable we may be as readers.

Only then can he read independently and learn on his own. Only then can he begin to become a really good reader. H igher Level s of Read i n g a n d H igher Ed u ca tion Traditionally, the high schools of America have provided little reading instruction for their students, and the colleges have provided none. That situation has changed in recent years. Two generations ago, when high school enrollments in­ creased greatly within a relatively short period, educators be­ gan to realize that it could no longer be assumed that entering students could read effectively.

Never­ theless, syntopical reading is probably the most rewarding of all reading activities. The benefits are so great that it is well worth the trouble of learning how to do it. 3 THE FI RST LEVEL OF READ I N G : ELEME NTARY READI NG Ours is a time of great interest in and concern about reading. " Best-selling books tell us why Johnny can or can't read. Research and experimentation in all fields of initial read­ ing instruction proceed at an ever-increasing pace. Three historical trends or movements have converged upon our time to produce this ferment.

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