Reading is something you should be doing whilst being a student. You read all the time which is why you can speak with no hesitation and why your sentences just flow really smoothly. I suggest doing some extra reading whilst in your spare time because this will really help with your English and you’ll find that the way you speak and the way you write will just become more fluid.
Benefits of Reading
- Reading every day will keep your brain active and will reduce the chances of you feeling like you’re not as smart as you once was. Just know that your brain is very similar to every other muscle in your body in the sense that it needs exercise and attention to keep it healthy. Reading along with chess and solving puzzles are very important to keep your brain stimulated.
- When you read, you take yourself away from all worldly problems and you go into your own world. This massively reduces stress because reading will allow you to relax and it just calms the mind.
- You will attain more knowledge. This goes without saying because in every book, especially self-development books, you will learn something new. It may be simple or it may be complex, but I can guarantee that in every book, you will learn something new. Seek this knowledge and you will become a better version of yourself.
- This is a very important skill to have when it comes to education and it is memory. You are constantly trying to remember pieces of information or formulas so the ability to recall these facts and figures is integral to success in your educational journey. Reading a book can help you with this. When you read a book, you are remembering characters, plots, history etc and so the paths in your brain become stronger. This aids with your ability to recall certain things and will most definitely help you to achieve the best grade possible in school or university.
Books I Recommend
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. This book covers how to be effective when it comes to attaining goals and is a really good book if you have any short-term or long-term goals.
- Good to Great by Jim Collins. He talks about how some organizations change from being good to great and how other organizations remain good. This allows the reader to pick out the variables and notice what they need to do to become great. Again, another scintillating read!
- How Children Learn by John Holt. This books features chapters on how to learn and the most effective ways of going about doing this. John had observed how children learnt and ran a study of the most effective children. This gives him great insight into the minds of a student and so can help you with education.
Of course, there are many other books which you can find anywhere which may be just as good or even better. Have a look around and see which book suits you. Take action and become a better student and this will propel you to success!