Do you really think reading a lot can improve writing skills?
July 29, 2009 1:02am CST
When I first learned my ABC's, my parents would often tell me to read as much as I can to broaden my knowledge. Whenever I find a good reading material, I would usually look for a corner to settle in and do my reading. However, for a while I shied away from my books and shifted my interest towards the fast evolving technology, gadgets started to amaze me, until lately I bumped into a book sale and bought a few books. By then I got hooked again. And what was my question again? Oh yeah, does reading help improve writing skills? Yup for me it really does, when you read a lot, your vocabulary grows by the second and your ability to play with words greatly improves.
29 Jul 09
Yeah. I think reading is the base of writing, which provides you vocabulary and various knowledge for writing. But when your writing ability has reached a certain level, reading no longer has that much affect to writing. At that time, thinking deeply and widely is more important to writing. And practice makes perfect, daily practice is also crucial.
29 Jul 09
Hello, juntreyjoe! Sometimes I felt like reading too much is not that useful for improving my writing skills. Cuz I always just skip every articles and news, and I can not remember any words so that I have no improving about my vocabulary, my grammar, everything... If you want to improve your writing skill, don't just read, write something and give to your teacher to amend it. After several aricles, you will improve a lot. Good luck!