This is a helpful template you can copy into your favorite text editor and fill-in for each book you need to get through quickly. If you stumbled upon this without seeing the article that it goes with, this will make a lot more sense if you take a look here
Before you start
Questions everyone should answer:
- Why are they writing this book?
- Who is the audience?
- What am I trying to learn from this book?
- What is the author’s main point?
Specific questions you always want to answer:
Specific questions for this book:
Questions I can answer before I even start:
Step one: What is the author’s main point?
Step two: What are the sub-points?
Sub points as a list:
Step three: Order
Order you’re going to read the chapters in:
(Step three and a half: I read the index)
Step four: Read
Chapters and sub chapters: