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Veronica Navarrete

6-13-14
Ms. Parmer
English 1 HL

How to Mark a Book Discussion Questions


Study Question Your Answer
1.) What is the thesis of the paper?



2.) What should you do to a book if
you think writing in them is
important?

3.) What are the two ways you can
own a book?





4.) What does the author mean
when he states, Having a fine
library doesnt prove that its owner
has a mind enriched by books; it
proves nothing more than he, his
father, or his wife, was rich enough
to buy them. (Adler 1)?

5.) According the the author, what is
the first kind of book owner and
what is his or her relationship with
books?

6.) According the the author, what is
the second kind of book owner and
what is his or her relationship with
books?
-The thesis of the paper is to teach you how to
mark a book, where to write on the book, and it
also tells you not to lend your used book to your
friend.

-You should write between the lines if you think
writing in them i important.


-There are two ways in which you can own a
book. The first i the property right you establish
by paying for it. The second is having full
ownership that comes only when you have made
it part of yourself, and the best way to make it
part of yourself is by writing in it.


- The author means that materialistic things does
not make you what you are, but it shows that you
have enough money to buy what you want/have.




-The first kind of book owner has all the standard
sets and best-sellers-unread, and untouched.
This kind of book owner owns wood pulp and
ink, not books.


-The second kind of book owner has great many
books-a few of them read though, many of them
clipped into but all of them are clean and shiny.
This kind of book owner would probably like to



7.) According the the author, what
is the third kind of book owner and
what is his or her relationship with
books?


8.) What are the three reasons why
marking a book so indispensable to
reading?



9.) What does the author mean
when he states, But a great book,
rich in ideas and beauty, a book that
raises and tries to answer great
fundamental questions, demands
the most active reading in which you
are capable. (Adler 2)?

10.) What are the two reasons why
writing in a book is necessary?





11.) In what spaces can you write in
a book?

12.) According to the last paragraph
on the second page, what is reading
a book supposed to be? Between
whom?


13.)What does the author mean
when he states, Understanding is a
make books his own, but is restrained by a false
respect for their physical appearance.


-The third kind of book owner has a few books or
many-every one of them dog-eared and
dilapidated, shaken and loosened by continual
use, marked and scribbled in from front to back.
This man owns books.


-First, it keeps you awake. In the second place,
reading is thinking, and thinking tends to express
itself in words, spoken, or written. Finally, writing
helps you remember the thoughts you had, or the
thoughts the author expressed.


- The author means that





-Writing in a book is necessary because first, it
brings words and sentences more sharply,
before your mind and preserve them better i your
memory. Also, itll preserve those reactions to
important words and sentences you have read
and sharpen those questions that have raised
your mind.

-The margins, the end-papers, the very spaced
between the lines, are all perfect spaces to write
in a book.

-Reading a book is supposed to help the reader
understand what theyre reading and make some
personal connections between you and the
characters in the book. Also, reading the book is
between the reader and the author.


- The author means that understanding doesnt
mean just to put it aside, it means to apply it to
two-way operation; learning doesnt
consist in being an empty
receptacle. The learner has to
question himself and question the
teacher. (Adler 2-3)?

14.) What are the seven devices
you will use to mark your summer
reading novel and all other text in
this English 1 HL class?



15.) What should the front and
back pages of a book be used for?


16.) Is speed reading a sign of our
intelligence? Why or why not?

17.) What does the author mean
when he states, In case of good
books, the point is not to see how
many of them you can get through,
but rather how many can get
through you- how many you can
make your own. (Adler 2-3)?
your life and questioning it if youre doing it right
or wrong.




-The seven devices you will use to mark your
summer novel are: underlining, vertical tines at
the margins/star/asterisk/or other doodad at the
margin, numbers in the margin, numbers of other
pages in the margin, circling of key words or
phrases, and writing in the margin, or at the top
or bottom of the page.

-The front page of a book should be used to
outline the book, not page by page, or point by
point. The back page of a book should be used to
making personal index.

-No, because the sign of intelligence in reading is
the ability to read different things differently
according to their worth.

- The author means that when you read a book,
dont just read the book fast, you have to
understand what you are reading even if it means
to stop at each page and summarize what you
read so you can understand the reading.