More specifically, how well do you retain what you read.
I’ve been through a number of books recently:
Lies and the lying liars…"
The Lies of George W. Bush
Now I am about to embark on “Fortunate Son.” This is a somewhat densely packed book about W.
What I am disturbed about is how little I retain. So, I’m wondering how many of you are in the same boat and if you’re not what tricks (other than highlighting) do you use to etch the new information in your brain
Way back before computers, one of my college profs would condense his reading to notes on 3x5 cards. He (it seems) would read with a stack of cards close by, and write on them as he read along. When he was through, he’d stack them in order, rubber band them and, I suppose, file them.
Then, when he was going to discuss a book (or two or three) in class, he’d bring the cards in, unband them and off we went.
He was very, very smart in his own offhand way, so it wasn’t as if he read the cards verbatim, all the time. On the contrary, discussions were lively, stimulating and we all loved 'em.
Anyway, that was his trick. I can’t do it. I’d never get through a book at all.
What tricks (or whatever you want to call them) do you use?