Analytical Reading

A thorough reading of the book, including using marginalia to converse with the author.

Four rules of analytical reading1:

  1. Classify the book according to kind and subject matter.
  2. State what the whole book is about with the utmost brevity.
  3. Enumerate its major parts in their order and relation, and outline these parts as you have outlined the whole.
  4. Define the problem or problems the author is trying to solve.


Parrish, S. How to Remember What You Read. at (2021).

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