Nicely said. A name I came across that has helped me out with retaining more of what I read and learn is Jim Kwik. (NOT an affiliate link)
He has similar tips to your own in terms of active reading — but another to add to this is to have some questions you would like answered as you are reading. It can help with the filtering out of the information that isn’t relevant.
It depends on what kind of text you are reading, but it definitely has focussed my reading.
Thanks for sharing your wisdom. I have to say in the short time I have been on Medium I have connected a lot of dots in my growing understanding of “stuff”. Its the best.
Cheers for being you.