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Post  lilyqianweiku on Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:00 am

Some people think when we read we should read selectively. That is to say, we should select some books we are interested in and ignore the others. Reading selectively can help us concentrate our limited time and attention on those selected books.

  Others think we should read extensively. No matter what kind of book it is, we should look it over. We should read various kinds of books, whether we are interested in them or not. They maintain that reading extensively can help to enlarge our view and grasp the general knowledge in different fields.

  In my opinion, the two reading ways have their roles respectively in our reading. However, the disadvantages of each method are easy to see. If we only read the books we select or prefer, the framework of our knowledge may not be complete. Our knowledge would be rather limited. And if we read without selection, we may not have so much time and energy to be specialized in one particular field. Therefore, the combination of the two methods is more reasonable.

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Post  Thesci3141 on Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:25 am

You are correct.Not only that,but once you start reading a book you don't believe you will like,you may change your mind once you get into th "meat" of it. I LOVE science,particularly chemistry,it started with me studying nothing but explosives,starting in fifth grade. When I started reading AND studying oyher fields in chemistry,my knowlege REALLY expanded. Now,(I am 54) I am an accomplished chemist,machinest,electrician,motorcycle/ATV technician,oilfield valve technician and much more.Diversification is truly the mother of invention and knowledge. I see so little of this in american schools anymore. I think this is why we are so far behind in science now. Maybe with forums like this we can change it a little. THIS is now my goal!!!

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