Benefits of Reading – Why is it important for students to read books?


A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. — George RR Martin

This is so true.  Reading plays a very crucial role in one’s life as the benefits of reading are plenty. It helps an individual to grow. For a student, reading plays adverse roles in their life. Being a student one should explore different paths which help them to grow. Reading provides the best and the cheapest source for it.  Reading is very important for a student. While reading they came across people who actually had experience of the things they want to do, it will help them not to repeat those mistakes again and helps them to hasten towards success.

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Some of the benefits of reading

1. Widens your mind and imagination

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” —Vera Nazarian

Reading plays a crucial role in life.   While reading whether you are reading a newspaper, any article or novel you will observe that your mind start to think like that and your imagination power increases. Reading helps in broadening your mind and imagination. Also, reading is a type of activity that surpasses your knowledge.

2. Improves your knowledge

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. ― Dr. Seuss

Reading is something which will always increase your knowledge whether if you read anything maybe a journal, magazine or book. It will enhance your current knowledge. for eg-  reading a  newspaper will make you updated with current events not only of your nation but also of other countries.

3. Cheapest source of entertainment

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.― Mary Wortley Montagu

Reading is the cheapest source of entertainment. You don’t require any heavy gadgets just a book can help you to make you entertain. The best part of reading as a hobby is that it will make you aware of the things happening around you.

4. Self-improvement

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Sir Richard Steele

Reading will help you to understand the world in a better way as you come across different perspectives which will help you in breaking your prejudice and will help in your future to make better decisions. Also, you will understand the context around you in a better way. It will enhance your analytical thinking. If you are reading something for a longer period of time. It will automatically enhance your concentration skills. It will help you to concentrate on a particular thing for a longer period of time.

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5. Discover new things

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. -Mason Cooley

Reading will also help you to discover new things. It can be related to anything. It can help you to make renown decisions in life. It helps an individual to get acquainted with their creative side.

6. Helps in building good communication skills

The more students learn high utility words, the better they will be able to comprehend text that contains those words or similar ones.

Reading plays a very crucial role in building communication skills. In today’s era for every job, one needs to have good communication skills. Reading not only helps at a personal level but also at a professional level. Constant reading will automatically improve your vocabulary and writing skills.

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. – Charles W. Eliot

As per my experience, one should start developing reading as their hobby, as it will help an individual in their long run.  Reading is something which can never go in vain.