Expanding Your Vocabulary Through The Art Of Reading
- January 9, 2019
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- Category: Articles
One of the ways to build a child’s vocabulary is through the art of reading vast and wide. Reading is very essential in life as it helps increase our IQ level and also provides more exposure to new words which can be applied to our daily life. Improving one’s vocabulary is about reading different genres of book with different topics to become more informed about the happenings around us.
Building a vocabulary is a powerful way to enhance one’s life and career. Acquiring a large vocabulary can benefit a person in school, at work, and socially. It will enable you to understand other people’s ideas better and to have the satisfaction of getting your thoughts and ideas across more effectively.
How to build one’s vocabulary
Learn new words: After you learn a new word, write it down in your vocabulary book and make use of it in your everyday conversation with others till you become familiar with the word.
- Make use of a thesaurus: Thesaurus helps you find new words you can use in replacing old and boring words. Use of a dictionary: Using a dictionary to learn the meaning of new words helps improve one’s vocabulary and the right usage of words.
- Make use of them in writing: Making use of new words in your writing engages the reader to be more engrossed. The use of powerful verbs and amazing adjectives can also be applied to create an interesting writing piece.
- Explore various topics when reading: Let your reading be diverse, do not focus on reading the same topics every time, and explore other fascinating topics like science, literature etc. or other topics that interest you. You tend to expose yourself to a wide range of vocabulary.
- Read every day: Cultivate the habit of reading every day, be it a magazine, news, book or an article. By doing this, you come across new words and keep improving your vocabulary.
This is a publication of Jordan Hill Creative Writing & Reading Workshop, a center designed to excite children’s reading and writing interests.