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If I have a purpose behind reading, I won’t just skim text or be lost in something else. However, that is not the only factor that helps me read well (when I do or when a really good-write-up makes me read well). Today’s link is an excellent write-up on active reading. One of the chief ways to engage with the text is to explore the material with deep questions. Here’s more:

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/dec/18/how-i-read/?

“Getting a sense of the values around which the story is organizing itself isn’t always easy; I might change my mind two or three times. But let’s say that the mere attempt to do that gives me something to look for.”
– Tim Parks

Weapon for Readers

If you are looking for more on great reading skills, here’s another by the same author:

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2014/dec/03/weapon-for-readers/?insrc=rel

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