How-to authors tend to have a system, or organizational model, of presenting information. For example, one of my body language books uses the READ system: review, evaluate, analyze, and decide. If the reader moves through the booksequentially, the system should become clear-and it is the gateway to incorporating the author’s helpful information into daily life.
To use the READ system as an example, if a reader jumps to the section on decide,which focuses on making judgements about the meaning of certain body language, he or she will get it all wrong. Without going through all the steps, you are no more knowledgeable about body language than you were before you picked up the book.
Contributors: Maryann Karinch from The Rudy Agency