The Well Educated Mind/ Part One/ Chapter 2/ Wrestling with Books: The Act of Reading.
Following chapter one, chapter two continues to define the importance of classical reading, only it gives it a more profound meaning by analysing certain aspects of its difficulty and variance. This chapter sets a couple of exercises and examples that help one understand the mechanics of true thorough reading, and the common mistakes occurring upon it. It also makes a distinction, similar to J. Adler on How to Read a book, when analyzing the conception that reading will die and that modern technology has risen above it; the matter in hand is spoken about with emphasis on how misconstrued that idea is, since, as the book says, you cannot truly understand anything without being able to read properly. Some examples are given to support such a claim, but the relevance is set on the skills that we will be given by reading this particular book; this chapter gives you tips and prepares one to engage on actual reading.