It’s always puzzled me that so few Seminary professors qualify what they are asking you to do with your assigned books. I know Mortimer Adler describes several types of reading. A few well placed block quotes from How To Read A Book could really clarify a professors expectations.
But normally, lack of definition leaves the student with a dilemma. Should they use their own judgment and decide the best approach according to each book’s value? Or should they set the impossible goal of mastering every page assigned.
So, what do you do about Seminary reading?