Read and Think.

We commend to the consideration of those who read, especially the young, the article in this issue from the pen of J.H.W. His views are correct. He who simply skims what he reads takes a course to induce mental confusion, resulting in an impaired memory. The late Prof. Orson Pratt was an example of what intense and thoughtful reading will do. His mind was a storehouse of information on special subjects. It was his habit when reading anything that he wished to fully comprehend to peruse it not less than twice and sometimes oftener. The result was that his ability to refer directly to what he had read was remarkable.

[Deseret News, Dec. 7, 1887]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Apr. 2006]


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