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Reading helps you internalize and become an Einstein if you can get to his level of thinking.
Remember an author of book like Einstein is at a level of thinking in that field, if you can only elevate your level of thinking in that field to his level by lifting your thought through reading to reach his level you have succeeded in creating another Genius in that field.

Fortunate enough the key to thinking like Einstein is to ask question that Einsteir, asked.
Asking question helps put you in charge of your learning. Also if you have questions at the end of the book or chapter, please take advantage of them but don’t limit yourself to the questions of the author.

In Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives there are seven purposes and levels of knowledge acquired and each level has its own set of questions.

The kinds of questions you ask determine your purpose or level of your objective of reading.

Illustrative questions
Knowledge of terminology:
Synapse can best be described as
Which one of the following phrases about wave motion defines period
Knowledge of specific facts

what is the population of Nigeria
Einstein’s special theory of relativity was discovered in the year.
Sodium ion differs from a sodium atom in that–

Knowledge of conventions
Magnetic poles are usually named
For computation purposes, forces are frequently represented by
Which one of the following should not be classified as payment for the services of labor?

The rule is interest drives attention, attention drives memory. One of the characteristics of the brain system from De Bono’s work is that it has an internal bias. The essential feature of the brain surface is that it is a passive system which provides an opportunity for information to organize itself. Much’ of the information comes from the environment, as in reading a book, but a good deal is supplied by internal pattern which represents the NEEDS and the emotion of the body that is using the memory surface.

Your interest is determined by your level of need. The perceived benefit of the information to you now, and in the future represents the NEED arid your value. For interest to be aroused need must be seemingly going to be met. The memory surface comes to represent a biased record of cumulative experience of the environment. It is biased because it represents the interaction of the body and the environment. These contours are made up from an interaction of the internal patterns of the moment, and the record of what had happened in the past. What is being presented to the surface at the moment, of what use is it? Attention follows the movement of the area of activation and the area of activation follows the bias. If one chooses to regard all the factors affecting the movement of attention as A SELF which directs the attention that is just another way of saying that attention passively follows the contours of the surface. Remembering involves paying attention and concentrating and making sure you get it in the first place.
The big question, what is the use of this information to me, now, and in the future? What use is this information? This will determine your level of interest. Attention to what you are reading correlates more highly with remembering than the amount of time spent sitting down pretending to be reading .You must learn to be present if you will remember what you are reading. In order to concentrate your mind on the task at hand, there are three things suggested by Mihalyi for you to do.

Skill and task should correlate
Gain feedback and measure performance
Set three goals
How much time do you want to invest per reading session? You must decide this well before commencement of reading.
How many pages of the book and how much knowledge you intend to acquire?
What questions do you want to find their answers? What level of knowledge you intend to attain should also be included too.

2. Correlation between skill and task: If the task is well below the skill, boredom sets in, also, if the task is greater than the skill, frustration results. There should be a match between the skill and the task if concentration is desired. In setting your goal don’t set to cover 10 pages in I hour when your current level of performance is 2 pages an hour.

3. So far so, what … should be the rule. At the end of each section, or paragraph or topic or definition or learning of, main points, or definition, quiz yourself. Recite it.
Knowing the questions you want to find the answers, and knowing the answers, and knowing that you can recall the answers without making reference to the book is itself a confidence builder.

Remember this; a rolling stone gathers no moisture; my late father used to say. Concentration is the key.
Success is not hocus pocus success is focus.

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