Introduction to Popular Culture Studies

How to Read this Book

Posted by toripatterson504 on February 2, 2017

“How to Read this book “opens up insight to point of view for both the reader and author. Although as college students it is very evident that we’ve all read a book and we are all aware of how to read. This short chapter helps the reader understand the exact point and the message the author is trying to convey to the audience. This insight also allows room for the reader to dissect and formulate alternate opinions to what the author has already determined. I find this chapter to be beneficial in the overall comprehension and success of an eager student trying to take from this book as a whole. In my experiences of reading they’re aren’t many books that give you a guideline on how to properly read the material and its actually refreshing to see educators taking interest in what the readers will retain.

A Key component in successful reading as well as understanding is perception. Perceptions is a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression. When reading things whether it be on a screen or in a book your perception is key. Your perception then prepares your mental processing. Overall I enjoyed reading this introductory chapter and found it to be useful while beginning the chapter.

One thing that made this made this chapter significant is the comparison between leveraging the growing platforms of Web 2.0. In my opinion this was an indicator that the authors weren’t just trying to make money of this book but rather viral media success.



One Response to “How to Read this Book”

  1. brianchenault said

    I agree that this article is a great tool for starting up a class and for something to grow on. You also point out that this author is showing that not everyone has to be in it for the money and sometimes people really do want to just help and that you can become a media success in different ways if you try hard enough.

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