Monday, 11 July 2016

100 Reasons you must read and write everyday


By Okechukwu Onuegbu

INTRODUCTION
Reading and writing are among few words today that needed no formal introduction in any medium. The reason for their popularity could be because both the literate and illiterate had in one way or another benefited from the art either positively or negatively.
Also, reading and writing work hands in hands. And a popular maxim says that every good reader is a good writer, while every reader is a leader, verse visa.
As a result, ‘How to Read a Book’ authored in 1940 by Mortimer Adler and revised in 1972 with Charles Van Doren, urged readers to seek practical, informational, and comprehensive knowledge from whatever they are reading.
The book further enumerated what it termed analytical reading stages as structural stage—concerned with understanding the structure and purpose of a book, basic topic and type of the book being read; interpretive stage which involves understanding and constructing the author's arguments, special phrases and terms used; while the critical stage demands readers to show their understanding of the work by writing a review.
WHAT THEN SHOULD YOU READ?
A booklover reads everything; religious and irreligious, professional and unprofessional, well written and badly written, adult and children books, science, arts, medicine, diets, technology, fiction and non-fiction, poetry, drama, textbooks, notebooks, manuals, journal articles, histories, newspapers, magazines, academic studies, research works, etc.
WHERE SHOULD YOU READ?
Readers read everywhere; in the library, market, house, shops, on the air, water, etc. They buy or borrow from libraries, friends, churches, etc. Furthermore, lovers of internet purchase, lend, give out or read electronic books/posts on internet via their computer system or mobile phones through e-readers and applications like iOS, iBooks (best for iPad, iPhone), PDF file reader, iBookstore, FBReader (suitable for Android phones), Epub for system and others, Cool Reader (best for electronic book formats such as fb2, epub, by txt, doc, rtf, html, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, mobi, pml), etc.
REASONS THEY READ EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE
Reading everything improve readers health.
Reading everything stimulate readers creativity.
Reading everything sharpen readers vocabulary.
Reading everything enhance readers scope of knowledge.
Reading everything bring-out readers personality and skills.
Reading everything inspire readers to write.
Reading everything employ readers.
Reading everything markets and reposition readers.
Reading everything teaches readers.
Reading everything leads readers to embark on positive or negative actions.
Reading everything makes readers leader.
WHEN YOU MUST READ
Readers read when they’re free to read.
Readers read everywhere they’re.
Reader read when fed or not fed.
Readers read when they’re neither tired nor dozing.
Readers read when convenient to them to read.
Readers read in the morning, afternoon and night.
Readers read in the rain and sunshine.
WHAT A READER MUST HAVE WHILE READING?
Kindly keep a notebook or jotter, biro and dictionary beside you while reading. These and others will help you to document new discoveries such as new facts, languages, new words, etc. you can research for during or after going through the book. With these facts or knowledge, you must write something every day!

ADVANTAGES OF WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:

Written helps for clear understanding, serves as legal document, always acceptable, shows the way while in doubt or missing out, reduce risk, create confidence, easily circulated, widely accessed or coverage etc.

DISADVANTAGES OF WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:

Prompt feedback is impossible, slowness clarification and correction, bureaucratic attitude, difficult for the illiterates, etc.
28 REASONS YOU MUST WRITE
Write for yourself.
Write for someone else or everyone.
Write because you have something to say.
Write because you always wanted to write.
Write because you want to leave something behind for posterity.
Write because you want to share your thoughts.
Write because you’re bored and have nothing else to do.
Write because you love seeing your thoughts rejected.
Write because you love seeing your thoughts shared, liked or critiqued.
Write because writing satisfies you.
Write because you feel healed when you have written.
Write because someone encouraged or discouraged you to write.
Write because someone said you’re good for nothing.
Write because you were born to write.
Write because you have flare for writing.
Write because you have messages to write despite your poor grammatical expressions.
Write a word or more every day.
Write a book so strange and obscure that no major publisher will publish.
Write because you believe they are commercially-viable.
Write anything worth writing.
Write a review of the movie you saw last night.
Write a review of the book you have read.
Write a review of the art works staring at you.
Write as if those before or after you will never write.
Write because you’re the only person, who can tell the story.
Write because everyone is counting on you.

 

Onuegbu is the author, Mirror of the Minds and CEO/Founder—De-Voice Creative Network. You contact him via 08061506936, okeychris60@yahoo.com. 


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