Feb. 24, 2021

5 Reasons Students Should Read Books

By Ms. Frances Acin

There are many reasons why students should read. Just to mention a few, reading fiction can help students be more open-minded and creative. Students who read for enjoyment not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge, and a better understanding of other cultures. In this article, we’re going to look at five essential reasons students should read books. 

  • Expands Vocabulary

Students who read expose themselves to different writing styles and learn new vocabulary. By reading they are exposed to proper grammar and while looking at the words, their minds can comprehend and store the information. Even when they come across new words that they may not understand, students absorb something from the context that may help deepen their understanding of it the next time it is encountered. 

  • Enhance Creativity

Reading fiction books increases creativity in students. Creativity can help solve problems, write books, develop a love for writing and spark innovation. 

  • Improve Writing Skills 

Reading also helps enhance writing skills because of improved vocabulary and an increase in creativity. Students have a better chance of writing astonishing pieces.  

  • Develop Analytical Thinking Skills 

Reading enhances knowledge by exercising the brain and causing it to think more, therefore, enhancing intelligence. This helps students study different subjects with more ease and retain the information they’ve read, making them more knowledgeable. 

  • Improves Memory 

Regular reading helps improve memory because it helps stretch your memory muscles as it requires you to remember details, plot lines, themes, facts, and characters. 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”-Dr. Seuss