January 26, 2007
I’m about to leave for work, but first I wanted to ask all my Flockie Friends, how do you read? The nature of the question stems from trying to manage the reading load for my French classes (3) this semester, as well as a seminar course on “The Experience of Culture Difference” (i.e. culture shock), and another on Buddhist art and architecture in Asia. In general, I follow Adler’s advice:
You know you have to read “between the lines” to get the most out of anything. I want to persuade you to do something equally important in the course of your reading. I want to persuade you to write between the lines. Unless you do, you are not likely to do the most efficient kind of reading. (Link.)
Still, I wonder if there’s another good method for active reading, especially when one has an overwhelming amount of material to get through. Discuss; I’ll be back later tonight.