Become a Better Reader and Writer Today. Here are Some Tips.

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  1. Make a habit of reading every day. Read whatever interests you at that moment. Don’t worry too much about making progress on a book you have chosen recently. If it doesn’t spark your interest at the moment, pass on it for now.
  2. Read books that interest you. Refine your interests to a narrow range of stuff you really want to learn about.
  3. Write down your thoughts and ideas about what you’re reading. Put the ideas in your own words. Copying and pasting removes the opportunity for you to become more familiar with the material. Even if the notes do not go anywhere beyond the mere act of jotting it down, it would have served a great purpose.
  4. Practice writing essays and papers. Notes are great. But there’s no accountability with isolated writing. Building in public (even if you are unsure) is the best way to become smarter in the target subject.
  5. Listen to the feedback. As a new writer (myself included), you may not get any feedback at all. Don’t quit. Build up your writing repertoire during this quiet time. Pay attention to any feedback you receive. Adjust your actions accordingly.

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