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The Demanding Reader

  • Judging a book by its cover
  • Questions that good readers ask
  • Making a book your own
  • Three types of note taking

The Demanding Reader

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:17
  • Judging a Book by Its Cover 0:43
    • Introduction
    • Table of Contents & Chapters 2-4
  • The Job of the Catcher 3:40
    • The Questions for the Essays
    • The Questions We Ask About a Book
  • Book Questions 5:29
    • What is This Book About as a Whole?
    • Getting the Answer
    • What is Being Said in Detail
    • Getting the Answer
    • What Important Concepts are Defined Early On?
    • What Background is Given?
    • Is the Book 'True' in Whole or in Part?
    • How Do We Judge Whether a Book is True?
    • Different Books; Different Rules
    • What Of It?
    • What Of It? Well a Good Book is Hard to Read…
  • Making a Book Your Own 16:41
    • Annotating
    • Making a Book Your Own
    • Why Do We Annotate
  • The Skills 18:45
    • Underlining, and Margin Lines, and Circles
    • Numbers and Margin Notes
    • The Types of Note Taking
  • Assignment 23:35