Posted by: Bob C. Cleckler | March 16, 2013

How do YOU Read a Non-Fiction Book?

There are two basic ways a person can read a non-fiction book. You can scan here and there to decide what the book is proposing or revealing — to see if you really want to spend valuable time to read it carefully or not — or you can systematically read, in order, all the evidence presented to decide if what is proposed or revealed makes sense. If the subject is important — as the seriousness and extent of English functional illiteracy definitely is important — the more systematic method of reading is necessary to make an exact evaluation.

In order to help end our literacy crisis, please let an estimated 600 million English-speaking people who are functionally illiterate in English (including more than 93 million in the U.S. alone) influence you to carefully evaluate at least the 164 pages of text of the breakthrough, award-winning book, Let’s End Our Literacy Crisis, Second Revision, a 265 page e-book published late in 2012 and available at no cost or obligation in the left-hand column of our ending functional illiteracy in English website, containing (among other things) 46 pages in eight appendices, 178 extensive reference and end notes, a glossary, an extensive bibliography (including some books which were not quoted or paraphrased in the text), and an index. This website gives a good introduction to our humanitarian project of permanently ending illiteracy in English. The home page of our website gives five brief statements of the problem of learning to read English and six brief statements of the proven solution, which can be read in six minutes. Each of these statements is proven in the “Read More” pages following each statement. Those who do not want to read for six minutes can click on the “Media Page” near the top of the left-hand column and watch a video interview which will explain our project for ending illiteracy.

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