A few years later I took an intersession course at DTS. The professor was a newly minted PhD, Hans Finzel. Part of the course was an application of Adler and Van Doren’s level one of reading, a book scan. Since that course I have used that system on many books.
I am not 100% consistent but I scan many of the books, non-fiction, I read before I read them. It gives me a context for the argument of the author and makes my reading of the book more effective. I recommend the practice, here is an example.
I am thinking about adding a page on this blog and from time to time sharing some of these. Regardless, you should try it.