This is the sort of book I'd like to recommend as a study project to new members of my staff. Not only is the basic theory a sound one,- that the skillful reader dominates his reading by knowing what he is looking for, how to determine when and how he arrived at it, how to analyze and synthesize the material. But he recognizes intelligent reading as a creative process which complements the writer's creativeness. Through examples, exercises, questions, constant checking and rechecking, Mr. Lewis trains the in the essential techniques, and then shows him how to apply them. And in final he distinguishes between reading on different levels and arriving at recognition of relative values in reading, for pleasure, for profit. Not a short cut. This close concentration, and a determination to learn how to get more out of your . An essential book for remedial reading -- at the teacher level in undergraduate work, at the student level in colleges and thereafter.