Thursday, August 7, 2008

My winning essay =D

Reading is essential in one’s life. It is the basic of everything. From learning the alphabets to constructing long and detailed paragraphs is a part of it all. Good essays come from good knowledge of the topic and good use of the language such as the tenses and ingenious words. One of the problems with people these days is that the habit of reading is decreasing within the society. There are numerous ways in developing the reading habit.
One of the reasons that people don’t like to read is that their parents don’t encourage them from early stages of their childhood. Parents must encourage their children to read when they are still young. Short stories like Cinderella can boost an interest start to the child towards reading. Parents reading bedtime story to children is also a good way to impart the reading habit.
The phrase ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ is saying to not judge a person by their looks. A book with an appealing title might push a person’s interest towards it. A mysterious titled book with a mystifying cover works just as effective. One of the most published reading resources is the daily newspaper. Not only does it contain good writing, it also provides information on the recent issues that involves the global community.
One of the ways to improve one’s general knowledge is to have a consistent schedule of fair reading. Of course the reading habit doesn’t come naturally as it has to be developed through interest and thorough reading of novels and such. Thus it unconsciously makes one knowledgeable and a well-rounded person.
The reading habit is not only a noble habit to have, it also at the same time increase one’s knowledge as in learning new information that might help one pass exams and gradually become smarter. The reading habit also improves one’s language as in writing, English and social communication skills. It also boosts one’s self-esteem and self-confidence in using English in daily life and not be embarrassed to make simple mistakes.
On the whole, the reading habit brings many advantages to the community in providing useful information to the people that makes Malaysians a well-read society and at par with other leading countries.

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