Reading books is one of the ways to acquire knowledge. It is a vital source for economic and social advancement. Man is not a mere child of instincts. The brainpower distinguishes men from animals. Naturally, the human mind with its quest to acquire knowledge is inclined towards books, be it academic, novels, magazines or online variety. Choosing the right book is crucial because a taste for good books can substantially contribute to the proficiency in your career. Reading also shapes you as a person. Every person has different abilities and learn or read at their own pace.
In the nineteenth century, Victorian households used to get together for an hour or so in the evenings and listen to books being read aloud. Today, we need to read more and more to catch up with the world around us. Educational researchers have found that there is a strong correlation between reading and academic success. A student who is a good reader is more likely to do well in school and pass exams than a student who is a weak reader. A good reader can understand the individual sentences and organizational structure of a piece of writing. They can comprehend ideas, follow arguments and detect implications. A good reader can extract from the writing, what is important for the particular task they are employed in and they can do it quickly. Educational researchers have also found a strong correlation between reading and vocabulary knowledge. Students who have a large vocabulary are usually good readers. Surprisingly, the best way to acquire an excellent vocabulary is to read extensively.
Online reading and e-books have also caught on considerably. From a student perspective, one can devour books that are either linked to curriculum or even fiction. NCERT publishes all its curriculum books online and there are lot of sites that provide NCERT books answers for students to read and understand how to do better in school. Devices like Kindle and smartphones have provided additional medium for people to read on irrespective of whether they are travelling or at leisure.
In an attempt to encourage reading skills among students, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recommended a selection of books from various publications for students to read. The list of recommended books includes 14 books of Katha, a charitable organization in the Capital. Seven of the Katha titles are in English and seven in Hindi. The selection presents a group of best-selling books from fiction as well as the non-fiction category. Good reading enhances the power of imagination, expression and appreciation of literature. Reading habits also helps tremendously in improving comprehension, accuracy and fluency. Students would be provoked to questioning, generating ideas, thinking abilities by inculcating good reading habits.
Read it aloud and read it often to bring out the best in you.