When reading a book, it’s sometimes easy to forget about an important event or character that the author writes about.
Jotting down notes is important when reading a book because authors oftentimes sneak characters or events in the book that tie the whole story together in the end. Additionally, you may want to analyze things you found important in the book that made you question the authors purpose. Of course, jotting down notes isn’t always practical for some people as they can misplace them. Highlighting, circling, and page keeping can also be helpful in helping you to remember important events in the books that you read.
Most readers often go back and reanalyze things in the book to jog their memory and understanding. It’s very common for authors to purposely mention things in their books only on a rare occasion so that the reader gets so confused that they need to go back and look up the important points that they missed. Oftentimes, when I follow the process of taking notes and highlighting important points in my book, I go online and find that other readers did the same thing. Overall, it seems as though people who don’t jot down important points in the book that they’re reading don’t fully comprehend the book. That’s why, taking note is important when reading a book.