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How
to
Read
a
Book,
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Paul
N.
Edwards
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of
Information
University
of
Michigan

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How
can
you
learn
the
most
from
a
book

or
any
other
piece
of
writing

when
you're
reading
for
information,
rather
than
for
pleasure?

It’s
satisfying
to
start
at
the
beginning
and
read
straight
through
to
the
end.
Some
books,
such
as
novels,
have
to
be
read
this
way,
since
a
basic
principle
of
fiction
is
to
hold
the
reader
in
suspense.
Your
whole
purpose
in
reading
fiction
is
to
follow
the
writer’s
lead,
allowing
him
or
her
to
spin
a
story
bit
by
bit.

But
many
of
the
books,
articles,
and
other
documents
you’ll
read
during
your
undergraduate
and
graduate
years,
and
possibly
during
the
rest
of
your
professional
life,
won’t
be
novels.
Instead,
they’ll
be…...

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