Choosing articles for my first attempt at incremental reading
Sent: May 25, 2012
Subject: Incremental reading from Wikipedia
I am trying to learn incremental reading. I am looking for good materials to learning economics. You suggested Wikipedia. I want to start from some simple articles to get the hang of the method. These are each rather short, but I can take them together, or should I rather concentrate on only one long article?
Could you comment on my initial choices?
- wikipedia articles are usually excellently structured for IR (except for stubs and articles authored by a single person)
- the first article seems good enough, however, it is always best to start from simplest possible subjects with lots of popular editing (those have the clearest structure)
- it may take some time to review those articles for you, however, you can best do it yourself by just starting the process and leaving here some comments on possible difficulties
- it is unclear what you mean by "take them together"? If you mean importing them as separate articles and including them in incremental reading, then yes, you can take them together. If you mean, you want to splice them then it would be the opposite to what you want to accomplish with IR.
- if this is your first attempt, you will instantly have problems with this enumeration "Eugene Fama identified three levels of market efficiency". You can skip it, reformulate on your own, or pose it as a separate question for solving at SMPedia. This may require help from someone with solid knowledge of economics / financial markets. Later on also "James Tobin identified four efficiency types that could be present in a financial market". Those enumerations are typical of school lectures, which are often best handled with "cramming". Note that the framework of the article was structured by a single author ("Psibe"). This is never a good sign. Other authors often do not know how to or do not have time to change the structure of enumerative articles.