Become a Better Reader and Writer Today. Here are Some Tips.
If you’re like most people, you probably want to be a better reader and writer. Well, good news! There are plenty of things you can do to improve your skills.
In this post, we’ll share five tips that should help get you started. So without further ado, let’s get to it!
- 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.
- Read books that interest you. Refine your interests to a narrow range of stuff you really want to learn about.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The bottom line is that if you want to be a better reader and writer, you need to make it a habit. Read every day. Read interesting books. Write every day. Develop a note-taking system that works for you and stick with it. Listen to feedback from people who care about your development as a reader and writer and use that feedback to improve your skills.
With practice, patience, and perseverance, you can become the reader and writer you always wanted to be.
How will you start making reading and writing habits today?