Reading is the process of decoding and comprehending.
It Starts from “Meaning”.
A Person reads to derive the meaning of a subject. This Meaning is what will Precipitate Knowledge.
Therefore, Reading is “the Effectuation of Meanings to precipitate Knowledge”.
When a person starts reading, s/he will endeavour to grasp the meaning of Characters, Settings, Events, Depiction,..e.tc and relationships.
If established, the reader goes on till the meaning of the subject is achieved.
At this Point, Knowledge is said to be in trend.
As a standard, Published Books are in this format – Preface, Foreward, Introduction, Content, and Index/Glossary
The Author and his associates explains on Major concepts, their Usefullness, and their Application.
In this Section, the Author’s very best is Put to Use, because The Preface/Introduction will either Motivate the Readers or discourage them.
Consider The Following Book’s Preface:
Principles and Practice.(ISBN: 978-978-922-961-1)
“Another handy textbook ‘Financial Accounting:Principles and Practice’ is true to its title.
It Successfully examines the principles involved in financial accounting of different forms of establishements and the processes involved in the practice of accounting by organisations.
It is a book…”
The Writer Explains the Functions of the Book and and affixes other paramount features that will promote interest(For the reader).
A Preface is “a synopsis on the general features of a book”.
The Preface above is of an excellent depiction.
Thus, the Reader will be impelled to read the contents of the Book.
Infact, the Upcoming Reader might not bother with the Preface if the the meaning of the title is established.
A Bad Preface is the writer’s best.
If the Preface isn’t Convincable, then how can the content have meaning.
In Expansion, The writer doesn’t have a good idea on the subject.
Reading such Book could be a waste of time.
The Foreward is “the Credible recommendation and appreciation of a book by a Proffesional”.
A Foreward is written by an Expert or a Veteran Associated with the subject. e.g A Proffessor, A ph.d holder e.t.c.
If the Foreward is Bad, The Book won’t be Published. Else It will be Published.
Therefore, For enhanced evaluation, the Foreward is written by a Acquainted Person.
The Components of The Foreword are: relative issues , Personal View, Terse remarks(On the Book, and Author).
If the Foreword has no credibility, then the Book might not be valued.
The Introduction Is Part of the Content.
It is Usually Written as “Chapter 1”.
However, Introduction can be an Prelude to the Major Topic for a Subject.
In this Case, Introduction is “the formal enlightment on the meaning of a Subject.”
If the Reader Should Understand the Introduction, then the Other Contents can be Comprehended with ease.
However, Most Books are depleted in the Section of Introduction. Authors are Vivacious to begin the subject.
In summary, understanding the kind of book being read will aid the grasp of its content.