Category Archives: Start Here: How to Read

How to Read: Part 5 – John Updike’s 6 Rules for Constructive Criticism

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series How to ReadOne of the wonderful things about the Internet is that it has created a democracy of the masses. Anyone with an Amazon or a GoodReads account can be a … Continue reading

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How to Read: Part 4 – The Rhetoric Stage

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series How to ReadRhetoric is the third part of the trivium, and it is basically the art of persuasion. In his introduction Write Like the Masters, William Cane writes: [Rhetoric is] much more than … Continue reading

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How to Read: Part 3 – The Logic Stage

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series How to ReadThe Logic Stage If, during the Grammar level of reading, you were asking “What happened? Who did it happen to? What was this story about?”—you must now ask “How was it done?” … Continue reading

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How to Read: Part 2 – The Grammar Stage

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This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series How to ReadThe Grammar Stage: This is your first pass through a book. Other than a few extra steps, this probably looks pretty close to what you usually do when you … Continue reading

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How to Read: Part 1 – Meet the Trivium

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series How to ReadYes, of course I know you know how to read. If you are looking at this at all, you’ve already proven you are literate. But there is reading, and there … Continue reading

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