The first step in effective reading is to understand what you are reading. This means taking a few moments to comprehend the text and the concepts presented therein. Once you have obtained a basic understanding, it is necessary to take another moment to process this information. Process interpretation requires that you think critically about what you are reading and how it applies to something else such as another concept, or your own life.
What is The Most Specific Method
The most specific method for effective reading and process interpretation is to break down the text into manageable parts. Start by skimming through the text and looking for key words or phrases that will help you comprehend the overall theme of the subject. Once you have identified these points, go back and read each passage in detail.
Read with questions. Every time you read a place, ask yourself why and try to solve it. You can check books, information, and Wikipedia, and continue reading after solving the problem. Don’t worry about affecting your reading efficiency. Remember, you are reading to learn, to understand a field, not to finish the book.
Take good notes. In this regard, I recommend my original INK note-taking method.
(INBOX – NOTE – KNOWLEDGE, there will be chapters in the follow-up columns to describe in detail.)
(1) Divide the notebook into three areas, namely INBOX, NOTE and KNOWLEDGE;
(2) Write down everything you think of, see, and value on INBOX. For example, the sentence “Comparison of Evernote and Wiz”
(3) Organize the INBOX regularly every day, improve and extend the content inside through search, organize it into a note, and put it in the NOTE. For example, “Comparison of Evernote and Wiz: Pros: xxxx; Cons: xxxx…”
(4) On a regular basis, every week, organize all related NOTE notes into the same topic and put them into KNOWLEDGE.
What is the theme?
I saw a piece of material in my notes and thought I could write an article about it, so this idea is the theme. I can put this material in it, and when I see related materials in the future, I can also put it in.
For another example, I read “Critical Chain” and “Positioning” and felt that some of these ideas could be promoted to the department so that I could set up a theme, “Proposal for BOSS,” and put them in.
Using Onenote to complete this process is recommended, and the specific method of building a note system will be described in detail in the chapters after the column.
In the process, you read articles, magazines, and all bits and pieces of knowledge. You can put them into your notes and become part of your knowledge system. Only in this way this piecemeal knowledge is valuable.
Your notes are your most important learning outcomes in this learning step because they show your thought process and results.
Furthermore, it is also very useful to exercise this questioning-thinking-expanding way of thinking through learning. If you practice more, you will find that when you look at problems, your speed will be much faster, and your angle and depth will also improve.
Expand and apply
Repeat the above steps, aiming at different points of interest in the same field or different fields, go deep, dig, and establish connections. Integrating all these things at the thinking level is your “knowledge system.”
Then, it is to let your knowledge system shine and apply them. Write a blog, write an answer, and teach it to others. In the process, you will deepen your understanding of them and, simultaneously, discover those obstacles that have been overlooked and then overcome them.
This is the most important step.
Many people advocate “learning by doing” because any knowledge must be “used” in the final analysis. You write an article to introduce and discuss which belongs to “use.” The knowledge you have learned is only truly yours if you can apply it. The application itself is the process of internalization.
You have already started, and the next step is to work hard in your way.
Finally, I must emphasize one more misunderstanding that everyone is particularly easy to approach: reading does not need to pursue “reading a book” but should pursue “what has been gained from this book.”
The content of a book cannot be 100% useful to you. There must be things that you are not interested in and things that you cannot accept. It doesn’t matter. Accept what you can. It is not necessary to read them all. Even reading half of it, putting it back, and jumping to read other books is also a good way. Reading should be for your use, not let yourself accommodate it.
For quora, the best way to deal with the interesting fragmented knowledge on Reddit is to use them as a starting point. If you think a piece of knowledge is very interesting, use it as a starting point to explore its principles, background, and applications, check the information, Google, and follow the vine. This knowledge point itself is not of much value.
What is valuable is your exploration process.
What you have learned through exploration can be incorporated into your knowledge system and become a part of your thinking.
Of course, all of the above will take a lot of time, but learning is difficult. So excellent people are always rare. The so-called smart people are nothing more than spending more time walking, waiting for the bus, resting, etc., on it.
The most practical approach to effective reading and process interpretation is to read articles, magazines, and other snippets of knowledge and incorporate them into a note system. Additionally, it is important to practice questioning-thinking-expanding in order to gain a better understanding of the material. Applying what has been learned is also essential in order for the knowledge to be properly internalized.