For the longest time I thought that audiobooks were the easy way out of doing school work. Just merely a quicker less effective way to digesting a text. I remember my freshman year I neglected to read a book that I was supposed to be an “expert” on the next day. So instead of trying […]
Most of us read the Cat in the Hat when we were younger. The words and the plot were the same when we all read it, but I doubt we all viewed this book exactly the same way. My example could’ve been better since a simple book could only be perceived so many ways. I’m … Continue reading Reading Helps You Understand People
For the passed few weeks, my peers & I have been discussing the same question, WHY SHOULD I READ? For some, reading is a hobby and an escape. For others, it’s a daunting chore. My reason I chose to expand upon was that reading gives your brain a workout. The mental task of reading words on … Continue reading Your Brain Needs A Workout Too!
Recently, one of my assignment in English class had me thinking about how reading can help us in any way. The reason I chose, as you can see by the title of this post, was that reading can help you sleep at night. The scientific study that focused on this concluded that reading before you … Continue reading Reading Helps You Sleep?
Would you ever want to forget your wedding day, the birth of your own child, or the birth of your grandchild? No right! Then reading and writing can help you prevent the lose of the most amazing memories. "A study published on July 3 in Neurology revealed that reading, writing and doing other mentally-stimulating activities at every … Continue reading Reading & Writing May Help Preserve Memory in Older Age
If you're like me, growing up in the demographic bubble of an upper-middle class town in northern New Jersey can have its advantages and its flaws. One flaw, in particular, is its lack diversity. Amongst a sea of privileged white faces, it can be hard to meet people with a distinctive history. The students who attend … Continue reading Reading and Social Understanding
The reading reason I presented to the class was that reading is fun enjoyable. The article that I mentioned a study where 14 eighth graders were studied and asked if they thought reading was fun. These eighth graders gave three very persuasive methods that they used to enjoy themselves as they read. The first method … Continue reading Reading Can Be Enjoyable.
Stress is one of the hardest things to cope with and understand and it can stem from anything. For students, it ranges from the excessive amounts of school work, jobs, sports, and the immense stress of applying and getting to college can break some people down. Stress doesn’t just affect high school and middle school … Continue reading Reading Reasons: Drop Your Stress By Picking up a Book!
Reading More Although there hasn't been a formal scientific study done to prove this theory, it almost goes without say that if you read more, you will get better at writing. These two topics go together like peanut butter and jelly. You can't be a good writer without being a good reader (and vice versa). … Continue reading More Reading = Better Writing
How large is your vocabulary? Do you think it could be larger? The answer to that last question should be a yes for the majority of people. According to a study conducted by testyourvocab.com, you could have up to 2x the amount of words in your vocabulary if you just read more. The research found … Continue reading Reading Can Double Your Vocabulary