- Sep 2023
Since speed-reading has become a national fad, this new edition of How to Read a Book deals with the problem and proposes variable-speed-reading as the solution, the aim being to read better, always better, but sometimes slower, sometimes faster.
Framing of his book as a remedy to the speed reading fad in the 1970s...
What did those books at the time indicate that their purpose was? Were they aimed at helping people consume more (hopefully with greater comprehension?) while there was a continuing glut of information overload building up in society?
Which is better, more deep understanding of less or more surface understanding of more? How does combinatorial creativity effect the choice?
As Pascal observed three hundred years ago, "When we read too fast or too slowly, we understand nothing."
- combinatorial creativity
- information overload
- reading practices
- Blaise Pascal
- speed reading
- reading comprehension
- reading speed
- Nov 2022
A better formula is this : Every book should be readno more slowly than it deserves, and no more quickly than youcan read it with satisfaction and comprehension.
the primarytask-recognized as such by all speed reading courses-is tocorrect the fixations and regressions that slow so many readersdown
- Jun 2022
- Jan 2022
Most of us have been taken in by the notion that speed of reading is a measure of our intelligence. T
Where did the idea of speed reading being a measure of our intelligence stem?
Certainly in a world of information overload there is the perception that greater consumption is better, but lack of comprehension and memory are the enemies.
Comprehension and the ability to remember the books we read should be of the utmost importance.