Reading for fun improves verbal abilities
Keep enjoying that Harry Potter saga. Or that beachy historical romance. Or the "Twilight" series you stole from your teen daughter.
A Concordia University study has found that the more people read ANY kind of fiction, the better their language skills are likely to be. In fact, people who self-identified as a "reader" and said they enjoyed reading fiction for leisure scored higher on language tests. (And yes, that includes mass market paperbacks!)
The researchers found that these voracious fiction readers scored higher on language tests than study participants who read to access specific information.
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