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How To Read A Book

Author : Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN : 1439144834
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 44.17 MB
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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

How To Read A Person Like A Book

Author : Gerard Nierenberg
ISBN : 9780671735579
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 45.78 MB
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Text and illustrations provide instructions on how to interpret the body language of others.
Category: Business & Economics

How To Read A Book

Author : Kwame Alexander
ISBN : 0062307819
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 37.68 MB
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FIRST, FIND A TREE – A BLACK TUPELO OR DAWN REDWOOD WILL DO – AND PLANT YOURSELF. With these words, an adventure begins—an adventure into the world of reading. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take you on a sensory journey between the pages of a book. NOW SLEEP. DREAM. HOPE. (YOU’LL NEVER REACH) THE END.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

How To Read And Why

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9780684859071
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 41.56 MB
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At a time when faster and easier electronic media threaten to eclipse reading and literature, the author explores reasons for reading and demonstrates the aesthetic pleasure reading can bring.
Category: Literary Criticism

How To Read A French Fry

Author : Russ Parsons
ISBN : 0618379436
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 87.83 MB
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Explores the science underlying such cooking techniques as frying, roasting, baking, and chopping; and provides tips and recipes utilizing the author's unique cooking principles.
Category: Cooking

How To Read A Story

Author : Kate Messner
ISBN : 9781452132488
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 90.65 MB
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Step One: Find a story. (A good one.) Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.) Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.) Now: Begin. Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen, and—finally—coming to The End. This picture book playfully and movingly illustrates the idea that the reader who discovers the love of reading finds, at the end, the beginning.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

How To Read Slowly

Author : James W. Sire
ISBN : 9780307768902
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 85.75 MB
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Established in 1968, the Wheaton Literary Series provides insightful books for the thoughtful reader, inspiring imagination, and reflection. These beautifully produced volumes feature prose and poetry of high literary, academic, and artistic merit, written by and about Christian artists of significant stature.
Category: Self-Help

How To Read A Word

Author : Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN : 9780199574896
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 56.94 MB
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Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word? Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? What is its relationship to other words? Noted lexicographer Elizabeth Knowles answers these questions in How to Read a Word. Chapters on pronunciation, spelling, date of first use, etymology, regional distribution, meaning, and the resources that one can use to research these elements are contained in a book that gives special help to readers attempting to navigate the mass of information that the Internet provides. It is a thought-provoking and practical guide that takes the reader on some fascinating journeys in the world of words. Utilising the unrivalled resources and the language-monitoring programs of the Oxford English Dictionary, the book leads you through the various stages of investigation into the myriad aspects of individual words, from etymology to date of first use and regional distribution, and from spelling and pronunciation to shifts in meaning. Supported by many examples of investigation into specific words, and featuring a full index, a wide selection of useful online resources, and reams of useful tips for avoiding common pitfalls, it is both a thought-provoking and practical handbook, providing readers with the essential tools to confidently interrogate the words by which they are surrounded. How to Read a Word is the perfect gift for anyone who is fascinated by the development and intricacies of the English language.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines