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I've recently stopped reading the economist as exams took over. The magazines kept coming however and I've got around 15 unread copies to catch up on.

Takes me around an hour or two just to read selectively. My one main criticism about the newspaper is sometimes they find ways to write with great quantity but little substance - I would read a double page spread, probably the equivalent of 6 or 7 book pages, and I could hardly take many points from it. Anyone else the same?


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(Original post by EHZ17)
I've recently stopped reading the economist as exams took over. The magazines kept coming however and I've got around 15 unread copies to catch up on.

Takes me around an hour or two just to read selectively. My one main criticism about the newspaper is sometimes they find ways to write with great quantity but little substance - I would read a double page spread, probably the equivalent of 6 or 7 book pages, and I could hardly take many points from it. Anyone else the same?
You don't have to read all of it. I wouldn't read the science and South America parts and sometimes the politics. It probably took me 3 days to read most of it, but I was spending most of my time on it. They usually use economics jargon and you pick up on their meanings by researching them individually, so they might use the terms quantitative easing, and they assume you know that. You pick up on small things.
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It's an odd newspaper. My reading strategy is normally just going through the short news updates at the front, then just choosing any articles I like the look of.

The articles are very dense, but as long as you get the main points there's no problem skimming parts.

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Yeah, I'm trying to expand my knowledge of the global economy tho. I want to be able to talk about foreign economies to some depth so I'm having to read a lot.

Venezuela and Argentinas exchange rate crisis is interesting, south american economics shouldn't be over looked.

The usa stuff is ridiculously boring in my opinion!


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Usually I read sections in one sitting, say, I'll read the Britain section for 30-40 minutes. Then a few hours later or the next day I'll read the economics and finance section. The 14 page reports and technology quarterly are like a nice treat every once in a while - I usually read them in one sitting too. I used to read it cover to cover when I first started my subscription, but I really only read Leaders, Britain, F&E, Business (though usually not all of the stories), Science and Technology, and Arts - I usually look for books on politics and current affairs with reasonable reviews and stick them on an amazon list. If I see an interesting story in any of the other regional sections I'll have a read, but I normally never read Asia or The Americas (unless there's a Canadian story) - normally Lexington is good for the US, so I often read that.
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