- Sep 2020
There are four rules to Analytical Reading Classify the book according to kind and subject matter. State what the whole book is about with the utmost brevity. Enumerate its major parts in their order and relation, and outline these parts as you have outlined the whole. Define the problem or problems the author is trying to solve.
the [[four rules to [[analytical reading]]]]
At this point, you start to engage your mind and dig into the work required to understand what’s being said. I highly recommend you use marginalia to converse with the author.
From the linked article
Full ownership of a book only comes when you have made it a part of yourself, and the best way to make yourself a part of it— which comes to the same thing— is by writing in it.
Really love that quote - the idea of [[marginalia]] is to write in the margins, take notes as you read - to ask questions and answer them, and context around the highlights.
In turn, [[make the book your own]]
Analytical reading is a thorough reading. If inspectional reading is the best you can do quickly, this is the best reading you can do given time.
[[analytical reading]] is one of the [[four levels of reading]] - the goal is to get to know a particular text very well.