Fiction Stories Expand Your Vocabulary and Your Mind
by Michael Ugulini
There’s no better way to build your English vocabulary than to read continually – and to read what you enjoy. We all love stories; they enlighten, entertain, inspire, and teach. In fact, they do all that, and build our reservoir of words too, without us even realizing they’re doing so.
When you read a story, you are lost in another world. Your mind transports you to the book’s place and time where you meet its characters. Some of those characters are so unique you are absorbed into their lives as much as the other characters in their sphere are.
Some would-be writers think they can dash off an article without learning the basics of grammar. Just as any crafts-person spends time honing his skills to make the perfect piece of craft, so must a writer work hard to write an error-free, grammatically-correct article. True, some errors are typos, but this reflects a certain laziness on the author’s part. A writer should closely examine his article before sending it off.
Remembering What You Read – 9 Effective Strategies
by Peter Vajda, Ph.D.
Reading a lot these days? Having trouble remembering and recalling? For many, reading is a passive activity. And, as with many passive activities, it’s challenging for the brain and the body to absorb and assimilate information.
I never thought I’d say this, but I’m thankful for grammar. You heard me right. I’m thankful for grammar. I guess maybe I should say that I’m thankful that I learned grammar. It’s really true. As an author, I learned quickly to be grateful for those years of elementary school, junior high, and high school grammar class.
Body Language Speaks Louder Than Words
by Lydia Ramsey
Has it ever occurred to you how much you are saying to people even when you are not speaking? Unless you are a master of disguise, you are constantly sending messages about your true thoughts and feelings whether you are using words or not.