Your eyes see the words, but do you read what you see? Every article, poem, book not only carries information but also projects a way of looking at life. This book helps readers detect not only what writers say but what lies behind what they say. The careful reading of any book requires that we seek out the author's standpoint. What is this author's larger philosophical commitment? What does he or she think life is about? Slowing down will increase our comprehension. Widely used in higher education classrooms.