Importance of Reading

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Importance of Reading
A lot of young people think that reading isn’t important anymore because they can learn everything they need to know from television. Unfortunately this is a false belief. The world is much bigger than what is seen on television and the only way to learn about everything that happened in the past and everything that might happen in the future is through reading. Reading is essential for everyone not just students. How do we know how the earth was created? How do we know what people believed a thousand years ago? How can we learn about places that we might not have a chance to visit? The best way to find the answers is through reading. Reading is important because it makes people better prepared for college and careers, makes people smarter, and gives them better speaking skills by improving their vocabulary. One reason why reading is important is that it makes people better prepared for college. Students have to read a lot for the college classes, and if students get good at reading early then it will be easier to do. Also in college, students have to write research papers which require a lot of reading, either online or in books. If people get the reading done quickly and right, then the paper will turn out better. Reading is also important to older people especially if they want to expand their education in college, where they will need to be able to read. For example, people who go to professional schools such as medical or dental school, have to read a lot of textbooks.

Another reason why reading is important is that reading makes people smarter because it increases their vocabulary. Vocabulary is necessary to people who want to have a career in writing but it is also important for anyone whose jobs requires them to write reports. Another reason reading can make people smarter is that it can make them a better speller, because they keep looking at many words and it turns into photographic memory. People who read a lot tend to be...
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