Newspaper Reading and Students

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Newspapers, as their name suggests, provide us with News. This are more than just a sheets of paper lined with ink. It is of common knowledge that there is an expansion of interest with age. Similarly interest of newspaper reading of students of different ages may be different. Probably with many children the initial newspaper concern is restricted to the comic section. With increasing maturity there appears the interest in sports, photograph and news sections. Since reading a daily newspaper has come to be considered an essential activity in our cultural development, selective aspects of its approval or rejection by students at different academic levels might well be a matter of value to students of personality development. Thus the importance of newspaper has been increased greatly in the field of education. Education sharpens one’s curiosity about events in distant lands and also makes one conscious of the necessity to maintain one’s reading habits. Students learn best when they are motivated and when the topics they study are interesting and relevant to their lives. In a growing number of classrooms, newspapers are providing some of the best motivational and timely resources. With today’s emphasis on resource-based instruction, teachers around the world are using newspapers to supplement textbooks and provide relevant resources in reading, writing, math, science, history, economics, language arts, special education, and second language learning.

This kind of competition is killing specially for most students who are facing the real business world for the first time. In this competitive environment, one of the key success factor which can generate a strong competitive advantage over others is – the awareness and knowledge of the world around us. This knowledge cannot be acquired fully in the classrooms itself. A lot of personal efforts and readings are required for students. Newspapers, magazines etc can provide the kind of competitive knowledge which can...
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