Blank Sheet Reading Method

Blank sheet reading method(“Reading Better” n.d.):

  1. Before you start reading a new book, take out a blank sheet of paper. Write down what you know about the subject you’re about to read — a mind map if you will.
  2. After you have finished a reading session spend a few minutes adding to the map (we use a different color ink).
  3. Before you start your next reading session, review the mindmap (we use ours as a bookmark sometimes.)
  4. Put these mind maps into a binder that you periodically review.


“Reading Better.” n.d. Farnam Street. Accessed January 17, 2021.

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