Well I think that Reading is the cornerstone of education. The huge majority of this worlds knowledge is engage away in books. Your ability to access this knowledge is directly related to your intelligence. Reading is a skill that you exercise. Your ability to read complex material is increased by stretching yourself, I am sure everyone has had the experience of reading where the words formed in the mind, but nothing really sticks, If you are experiencing any of these conflicts, your reading is probably being done toward the center of the spectrum instead of to the right, where active reading takes place.