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Intellectual Reading Thoughts



Tips for intellectual reading: The mind works from the whole to part of the whole.

  1. Read the overview of the main issues of the book or report.
  2. Review the table of contents.
  3. Review a few reviews.
  4. Read the book with a pencil in hand.
  5. Read the surface structure of the chapter
  6. Read the chapter; every 2 or 3 paragraphs, write a summary of the main arguments in the margin; they become your chapter outline, then write a summary of the chapter; then add any of your own thoughts.
  7. Inside the cover of the book or on a blank page, create your own index with page numbers and notes. (n.b. = note bene which equals take note).


CITE: Moreland, J. Love Your God with all Your Mind, Colorado Springs, CO. NavaPress, Inc.




Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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