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Reading makes you smart

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With the arrival and increased use of Kindles, Nook readers and ipads many argue that traditional books are dead; some people however still like the look and feel of a paper book. Whatever your preference there can be no doubt that electronic books have features that paper books don’t. Reading undoubtedly will helps make you smarter! But there are other factors about reading which are also good for you; whether you read an electronic or paper book. Here are 13 good reasons why you should read more.

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Reading makes you smart

  1. 1. 1 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud “Tomorrow never comes“….why?
  2. 2. 2 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud Is the traditional book dead? • With the arrival and increased use of Kindles, Nook readers and ipads many argue that traditional books are dead…. • But are they? • Some people still like the look and feel of a paper book
  3. 3. 3 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud Paper vs. Electronic Book Whatever your preference there can be no doubt that electronic books have features that paper books don’t….
  4. 4. 4 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud Read in sunlight and enlarge the text! • With electronic books you can see the screen - even in sunlight • As well as being able to enlarge the print on the screen or…
  5. 5. 5 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud Listen to your e-book! • Plug in earphones and ‘listen’ to a book • Valuable factors - for the visually impaired and more mature generation
  6. 6. 6 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud Basically however you read…. - reading makes you “Smart”! Here are 13 known facts as to why…. “Reading makes you smart”
  7. 7. 7 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 1. Reading expands your vocabulary • You will encounter words you don’t usually use • Reading not only helps expand your vocabulary, but also…. • Improves your literacy
  8. 8. 8 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 2. Reading fights stress • Whether busy at home or at work reading can de-stress you • Language rhythm soothe the psyche and rids the body of stress • Reading science fiction before bed is particularly helpful
  9. 9. 9 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 3. Reading develops thinking processes • When we read, we have more thinking processes going on • This helps to comprehend the ideas of the book • Reading helps the brain organise data
  10. 10. 10 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 4. Reading develops cognitive abilities • The positive effect of reading on our cognition are… - The ability to acquire knowledge and reasoning through reading - Intuition and perception are also key advantages
  11. 11. 11 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 5. Reading protects against brain disorders • It is good to keep active as we get older…. - both physically and mentally • According to research, reading protects against brain disorders • That is because when we read, our brain activity improves
  12. 12. 12 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 6. Reading gives you confidence • Books not only relax us and keep us alert • They make us more confident in our aptitude and knowledge • Intellectual capabilities recognition….. = positive impact on self-esteem
  13. 13. 13 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 7. Reading makes us more creative • Creative people generate several great ideas at the same time • Where do they find their foundation for these ideas….. - In the books!
  14. 14. 14 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 8. Reading makes us explore ideas • When you read, we discover lots of ideas….. • Some of which we can explore and develop • Ideas we can use at work or in your private lives
  15. 15. 15 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 9. Reading improves sleep • Make it a habit to read before bed…. - your body soon gets used to it • Your body will automatically know about the forthcoming sleep • A good night’s sleep…. = feeling positive and cheerful in the morning
  16. 16. 16 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 10. Reading improves brain function • When reading, we imagine many details • Characters, their clothes, scenery, objects, plots and other facts • Reading trains your memory and logic
  17. 17. 17 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 11. Reading improves concentration • When reading we need to focus on the content of the book • To comprehend what is going on as we turn each page • Reading helps develop objectivity - reasonable decision-making
  18. 18. 18 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 12. Reading helps us to be aspirational • Reading provides insights into how others live and do things • It also provides fantasy and escapism • Management books, self help books and the like are based on the readers desire to be ‘aspirational’ in their lives or roles
  19. 19. 19 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud 13. Reading helps us learn • To keep alert we should learn something new… everyday • Reading helps you grow as a person • New facts or information - there is so much to learn in life
  20. 20. 20 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud Reading teaches us about life Learn about these “life lessons” • Deceit • Betrayal • Psychology • Love vs. lust • False flattery • Givers and takers
  21. 21. 21 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud A real ‘page turner’ Be “Smart” and download “Soulmate” on Amazon today! Learn more about valuable life lessons in “Soulmate” a story of love, lust, deceit, betrayal, psychology, false flattery attempted murder and intrigue !
  22. 22. 22 Reading makes you “Smart”… http://www.trishaproud.com https://twitter.com/SoulmateNovel © Trisha Proud If you have enjoyed these slides then you will love this book! Available now on Amazon Learn more about Soulmate at: http://trishaproudsoulmate.wordpress.com/

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