Books are treasures of human knowledge that bring us countless useful experience. Each year, thousands of books on various fields are published by young publishers, educational publishers. We can not deny that the benefits of reading are immense but extremely cheap, right? Each person has a different reading style. Each book will have a different translation and an unusual amount of knowledge so how to be able to read a book effectively. Here we will guide you to some simple reading steps but extremely useful.
To formulate a reading method, you should first apply the following procedure. Gradually, on that basis, you can find a suitable way.
Step 1: Determine the purpose of reading.
This is a significant issue. The method of reading depends on the purpose and is entirely dictated by the goal. The use of text will govern the entire reading process. Determining the purpose of reading will help you avoid reading rampant, effort, and time. The purpose of reading also helps you to have a reasonable interpretation, consistent with the task and time that can be spent reading.
Determining the purpose of reading is to answer the question: “What is reading for?”. Since then, the problem was responded to: “What book, where to read, and how to read?”.
Purpose of reading also determines the direction of exploiting the problem in the same book. Defining the use of the text is the first important thing for each of us. It also means you should choose good books for yourselve.
Step 2: Find out the address of the book.
You read the first and last pages of the book to know:
- The name of the book.
- The writer’s name.
- Name of publisher.
- Publishing year.
You should not underestimate this operation. The information above will help you a lot.
You’ve just finished a good book. You meet a close friend and chatter with this friend about the book. But when a friend asks the book’s name and the author’s name for that person to read, you don’t remember or answer it. Have you ever been in this situation? If so, then unquestionably you have ignored the seemingly useless operation above.
Not only that, but this information is also very convenient when you go to buy books and find books in the library. You will provide information about the book you are looking for a bookstore employee or librarian, and they will help you find it easily. Standing in front of the bookshelves and not knowing which books are the books, without having the above information, then how can you find the book you need. Is that right?
Step 3: See the table of contents.
The table of contents of the book reflects the general and simple outline of the content, sometimes reflecting its logical framework. This step helps you answer the question: “What content does the book have, in what order?”.
Step 4: See introduction, preface.
Read the introduction or preface to know what the book is about, who uses the book most effectively, and how to read effectively.
The book author wrote the preface. Through the foreword, you can easily understand the author’s intentions. Also, generalize the fundamental problem mentioned and the effect the purpose of the book the author wishes. You know the most critical issue, the paper will present. Sometimes, through the introductory words, you also gain advice from how the author should learn and study the book.
Step 5: See the conclusion and summary at the end of the book.
The purpose of viewing the book’s conclusions and abstracts is to see the most concise content, the main findings, and the author’s affirmation of the issues presented. At the same time, through the conclusions and summaries, you also see that the problems have not been adequately addressed, their development directions continue.
As a rule, the author must write a conclusion and a summary at the end of the book. But for now, I don’t know why some authors overlook this work.
Step 6: Read a few paragraphs.
After you have acquired information about the content and purpose of the book, you will directly learn into the material by reading through a few paragraphs, finding exciting and valuable passages. Thanks to reading through a few items like that, the comments on the content of the book will gradually be more accurate, creating conditions for later reading.
Step 7: True reading (or keep reading)
To acquire the necessary knowledge, achieve the purpose of reading, you need to delve into the book. This job requires you to have reading techniques. Text is the ability to dominate your reading knowledge and level. Reading technology depends on the purpose of the passage, expressed by reading. Here are some ways to learn; you can refer and choose according to your reading purpose.
To learn more about some tips for reading, please keep reading here.