February 7th, 2011


Reading for the attention-deficient scholar

"Those who want to learn the right way should start reading small sections, slowly and with great concentration, going back a couple of times to what they have already read to better learn it.  If they read for long periods and very fast as if it was a storybook, they will loose the pleasure and become bored, because their level of understanding and recollection will not be that great; as a general rule this is the way to read a book of science or instruction." -- Dom Durate (1438); Livro Da Ensinanca De Bem Cavalgar Toda Sela, "The Art of Riding on Every Saddle"