Reading only won’t help much to grow or to accumulate knowledge or skills. To be able to benefit from readings you need certain skills (that are part of the information literacy skills) that I always talk about and encourage everyone to either acquire them or update them. Among these needed skills are critical thinking skills and communication skills.
In the attached article, the author highlights three main points that strength your ability to benefit from readings.
Want to Learn Faster and Retain More Information? A Leading Brain Expert Says Just Ask Yourself These 3 Questions