Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Reading helps in imagination

School children today lack imagination. This is clearly shown by their inability to come out with their own ideas when writing essays.

If I am mistaken, they like to watch television or movies when everything is shown visually and they don't have to to visualise the scenes in their mind at all. That explains why they seem to be unable to imagine things or events. On the other hand, pupils who like to read can write better essays than those who don't. This is because through reading, one has to imagine what is being described by the author. After constant reading, the reader will have no problem building mental pictures of the words that they read.

Hence, school children should be encouraged to read not only to increase their vocabulary but also sharpen their ability to visualise things.

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