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Communicative English for Engineers and Professionals by Mamta Bhatnagar, Nitin Bhatnagar

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8

Reading and Study Skills

In this unit

“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full significant and interesting.”

 

–Aldous Huxley

8.1 Introduction

Reading, basically, is a physical process of comprehending a text using our eyes. However, reading becomes studying when it is done with the involvement of all the mental faculties of concentration, comprehension and analysis. Studying involves the practices of answering questions, note taking, note making, summarizing, reading the text more than once and analyzing the written words thoroughly. The purpose of reading is to ...

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