Start more books. Quit most of them. Read the great ones twice.
As Patrick O'Shaughnessy says, “Reading changes the past.”
One way to improve reading comprehension is to choose books you can immediately apply. Putting the ideas you read into action is one of the best ways to secure them in your mind. Practice is a very effective form of learning
The Feynman Technique is a note-taking strategy named after the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. It’s pretty simple: Write the name of the book at the top of a blank sheet of paper, then write down how you’d explain the book to someone who had never heard of it. If you find yourself stuck or if you see that there are holes in your understanding, review your notes or go back to the text and try again. Keep writing it out until you have a good handle on the main ideas and feel confident in your explanation.
A good book can give you a new way to interpret your past experiences.
“Anything worth reading is not only worth reading twice, but worth reading again and again. If a book is worthwhile, then you will always be able to make new discoveries in it and find things in it that you didn’t notice before, even though you have read it many times.”
As soon as I finish a book, I challenge myself to summarize the entire text in just three sentences. This constraint is just a game, of course, but it forces me to consider what was really important about the book.
what matters is not simply reading more books, but getting more out of each book you read.
“Life is too short to not read the very best book you know of right now.”
Keeping searchable notes is essential for returning to ideas easily. An idea is only useful if you can find it when you need it.
3. Create Searchable Notes
Reading a book takes effort, but too often, people use one book or one article as the basis for an entire belief system.
Connections like these help you remember what you read by “hooking” new information onto concepts and ideas you already understand.
store your notes in a searchable format.
Some questions I consider when summarizing a book include: What are the main ideas? If I implemented one idea from this book right now, which one would it be? How would I describe the book to a friend?
Dig in from different angles, look at the same problem through the eyes of various authors, and try to transcend the boundary of your own experience.
Just do something to emphasize the important points and passages.
5. Write a Short Summary
2. Choose Books You Can Use Instantly
7. Read It Twice
Toughts & Comments
Reading can change how you interpret the past. That's the intelligence that can change your values. Read great books twice or more. Leave notes as searchable ideas. Try to summarize what you learn, how to apply, and how to explain it to friends.
Summarize books with searchable notes and read good books twice. Unfortunately, there are so many good books, so one will never finish learning. And that's good.
Some great tips from James on how to becoming a better reader. In particular I like his approach towards summarising books - the 3 sentence summary at the end of the book. something so simple to implement I'll be trying that soon.
What makes to attain knowledge if we don't find a use to it?
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