Essay on Reading Analysis : A Reader

783 Words Aug 26th, 2015 4 Pages
As a reader you want to read for a purpose. Reading requires thinking about what the author is trying to relay to you and what you can learn from the text. As a skilled reader you do not read blindly. You have a goal or an objective when reading. The purpose of why someone is reading will determine how they will read. When reading we are trying to translate what the author has written into the original meaning using our own ideas to aid us. To read for pleasure the reader is not stuck on fully understanding the text but instead just reading for personal amusement. For a reader that has an objective or goal behind why they are reading it is very important for them to understand completely what the other is trying to convey. Some reasons behind one reads include: sheer pleasure, figure out a simple idea, gain specific technical information, understand and appreciate a new aspect or to simply learn a new subject.
Understanding knowledge is understanding that knowledge exits in "systems" of meanings, with interrelated primary ideas, secondary ideas, and peripheral ideas. The primary ideas are the core meaning behind the knowledge that explain the secondary and peripheral ideas. Whenever you are reading to gain knowledge you should understand the primary ideas. When one understands the core mathematical ideas, one can begin to think mathematically. Core primary ideas help you to fully understand what you are reading. To fully understand what you are reading you must read with…

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