Everything you need to know about reading in one place
I've overcome the exact obstacles you're facing right now. You want to read more, learn faster, find out which information is really important and not forget everything while you're at it.
What you need is someone to give you a system that will work reliably for your reading to be efficient. Right. Now.
I've got you covered.
I've been crafting my own learning practice for five years now and have coached hundreds of people in building their habits over the last three. Let me be your reading guide.
I'll show you the exact steps you need to take to get the most out of your reading, what to look out for, how to synthesize the information and I'll leave you with the blueprint so you can follow the plan on your own.
Sounds good, doesn't it?
But don't take my word for it
Here’s what some of the close to 7,000 people who've learned this system say:
Anand: “I will never forget this piece of advice!”
(And that was just about what he read in the intro!)
Milad: “Great stuff. Especially the morse code method!”
Rowland: “Full of a variety of useful techniques to approach a text. I could have used this advice at the start of my college career decades ago, but instead had to discover most of these methods by sheer trial and error.”
This guide is for you if:
- You struggle with reading long texts and it takes you forever to get through them;
- You've tried to systematize your approach to learning from books and texts, but have previously failed in coming up with a strategy that works;
- You feel really inspired when you read, find it hard to access what you learned when you actually need it;
- You take notes in a way that you often have to admit afterwards isn't the most useful.
This guide isn't for you if:
- You're an extremely proficient reader who bolts through multiple books each week and keeps track of all the lessons learned;
- You don't want to structure your reading, because you mostly read novels for fun and leisure.
After reading this book you will:
- Be able to tell which reading sources contain important information from those that don't;
- Have a complete system you can use to move through, analyze and summarize every book or long text you read;
- Remember what you learn from reading a lot better and a lot longer.
What will you learn?
- How memories are created in your brain;
- What the best way is to save time on books - by far;
- The two questions you should always, always ask before you even read the first page;
- Why it matters how you breathe while you read (and what the best technique is);
- How to take notes while reading and after with two well-designed systems;
- Which three components to include when condensing your notes;
- What powerful memory hack you can use to remember an entire book's line of thought.
About the author
My name is Nik. I'm a writer, coach and the creator of Four Minute Books, where I wrote 365 book summaries in one year. My writing has been featured in various known places, like Medium, Quora, Pocket, Lifehacker, Thought Catalog & The Muse.
I've always been a reader, but I got more serious about it in 2012. Last year, I really kicked it into high gear. The Complete Guide to Remembering What You Read is the result of all that experience.
It'll get you the results you deserve for your work, learning and personal growth.