Read = write.
Read = Write.
Learn = teach.
You'll be wondering why I wrote those words in that way. Fact and the truth is that: you basically can't write efficiently, if you don't read; just as you can't teach if you don't learn.
You must not forget the process.
There's a common quote that's still widely used, the quote states: "readers are leaders." It's just three words, but it carries in it; deep meanings.
To be great, you must read,
To pass a test, you must read,
To know or learn about something, you must read,
To understand something, you must read.
And to write more efficiently, you must read...
To teach a person well, you must learn by either reading or by paying attention when you're being taught.
Lately, I've been trying so hard to communicate properly without making mistakes when speaking. My writings are slowly becoming prone to so many mistakes and errors. Funny enough; I know the reason and it's because I've stopped reading. I've not been reading much of books for awhile now and it's not helping matters at all. I bet if I go back to some of my old articles, (not on read, but on Facebook and Instagram) I would ask myself this question: can I still use my part of speech and figures of speech well enough?.
With that short illustration up there, I've come to realize that, to be a proficient writer, you just have to read, and keep reading. Learn more, understand more, keep reading and it will show in your writing.
I actually noticed that whenever i successfully read a book to the end, my Grammer in English takes a new turn, it improves in ways I don't understand. Especially when the book I read contains alot of words I had no idea of.
In plain terms; it was when I read a book: "Redeeming love by Francine Rivers" that I saw for the first time; words like:
Spiralling... And so much more, infact; hardly would I read a page of that book without jotting down words I know nothing of. Immediately I finished reading "Redeeming love" the inspiration to write a poem on "Poetic life" zoomed in.
Reading broadens and improves your knowledge on vocabulary. Through reading, you might just be able to place your words right.
It enhances your thinking faculty.
It helps you understand more about a topic, test, book or project.
It is a form of acquiring knowledge.
Good books helps in improving on your writing skills.
I remember when I was in the teaching business, I would have no idea whatsoever about the topic to be taught in class the next day,(sometimes) whenever I read on it, I find and see myself teaching with so much ease. And even the scholars easily assimilates all what I taught them.
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Closing Remarks: To be great in life, we must embrace and cleave unto books. Without reading, it might be hard for you to keep leading. We become what we take in, (books, words) especially when we believe in its' concept.
I hope we all enjoyed the first day in April, I was almost tempted to write about April fool's day, the people I fooled and what I told them that fooled them. On a second thought, maybe I should have written on it and probably saved this article for tomorrow, but oh well, the deed has been done.