Reading plays a critical role in the process of acquiring knowledge, developing thinking skills and cultural enrichment. Books have been a means of transmitting humanity's knowledge, experiences and art for many years. However, in recent years, digitalisation and the widespread use of short texts have had a negative impact on regular book reading habits. Article reading has become a critical skill in today's rapidly changing information age. Articles provide in-depth information on specific topics and offer the opportunity to follow current research. Individuals who regularly read articles improve their ability to access and analyse information faster. Individuals who have the habit of reading articles regularly usually read faster and can access more comprehensive information. These skills also positively affect the process of reading books. Articles facilitate comprehension and increase reading speed by summarising complex topics. Thus, individuals who have the habit of reading articles tend to practise reading books in more depth. Regular article reading supports mental development and increases cognitive flexibility. Articles often deal with controversial topics and introduce readers to different perspectives. This strengthens critical thinking skills and increases readers' ability to form their own opinions. Therefore, individuals who read articles regularly adopt a more analytical and reflective approach to the process of reading books. In this article, the effect of regular article reading on book reading is analysed and a new theoretical model is developed. MEKOT (article-based book reading technique) is a concept designed to support users in reading, understanding and comprehending more than one book or source at the same time, developed for those who have the habit of reading print books, those who do academic reading and studies, and those who want to gain the habit of reading books. MEKOT consists of different modules, each of which will encourage users to read books, track their reading habits and recommend books of interest.


Article-based book reading, skill development, model proposal.