The relationship between reading and writing
Professional Knowledge for the Teaching of Writing, written by a committee of the NCTE Executive Committee, pinpoints 10 key issues in the. The Relationship. Between. Reading And Writing. RAYMOND A. ROGERS. Senior Research Chemist. Union Oil Company of California. Brea, California. A discussion of the relationship between reading and writing and helpful strategies for using reading and writing to reinforce development of literacy skills.
At first, it was frustrating as hell. In the process of all that, I was losing focus from the story at hand, and the joy of being in the moment with the characters.
Soon, reading started to feel more like a chore rather than something I did out of love and enjoyment; something that was part of me being alive. And then I stopped reading altogether. At this point, writing anything meaningful was completely out of the question. It took me almost a whole year before I started reading for pleasure once again. But this time around, I was ready and I was determined to have a balanced reading habit that would help me be a better reader but would also bring the joy that it used to.
As I curved this new routine in my life, I started to, slowly at first but surely, pave a way to writing as well. Over the past couple of years, as I continued to write more and more, the connection between reading and writing has remained paramount.
After all, writing consistently has transformed the way I read, and everything I know about writing has been influenced by what I read. Reading has been preeminent in understanding these various sorts of emotions that human beings go through.
In choosing what I read, I always try to balance my reading list among three categories: Something that I read for pleasure, a. A body of work of popular fiction or non-fiction that I find difficult to read, because of the complexity of the verbiage used or due to my disinterest in the particular genre or a lack of knowledge of the subject matter. An unpopular or rare body of work, fiction or non-fiction, that most people, or at least people I hang out with, do not read.
First of all, how does one even define what a rare or an unpopular book is? My first instinct was to go to the library I am fortunate to have access to a huge library in association to my graduate school and randomly pick a book from the numerous rows of floor-to-ceiling shelves.
Reading and Writing - the Relationship
Randomness such as the above, however, turned out to be rather counterproductive. I used to never seek out non-fiction reads outside of textbooks or newspapers.
But when I started my book-review blog, I noticed that I was reading more and more book reviews on various platforms. I either look up or jot down words that I may have understood figuratively, but not literally.
The Incontrovertible Relationship between Reading and Writing
I take notes on certain expressions that jump out at me or a certain use of a word that I am unfamiliar with. I notice stylistic approaches by different authors and pay attention to how different bodies of work by the same author are either similar or dissimilar.
I ponder over how I would write about a certain topic that I am reading about, written by someone else. Reading In any language, your own or one that you are learning as a new speaker, reading is a vital skill to master if you are going to become proficient in all aspects of it. Reading brings so much to the reader, from grammar and vocabulary to a basic understanding of how the language works.
And reading could not be of a greater importance to those who want to learn how to write. There is a reason that children learn to read before they write and it is not necessarily that it is the easier discipline. It is because reading teaches the language learner so many aspects that will then become useful in writing.
Without reading, a writer would not know how and where to use words and the way sentences are formed. Without reading, a writer would be virtually powerless, even if they had the tools they needed - the letters and words - for they would not have the knowledge to put it into practice.
The Relationship Between Reading and Writing
Writing But writing brings its own set of advantages to people who want to read. Once someone who has started to write in a foreign language picks up something to read, they will find it easier. Although everyone has their own writing style and not everyone will be able to read everyone's else's prose as easily as their own, it is still a useful skill to pick up if you are going to be doing a lot of reading.
Once you have used the words and sentences for yourself, and seen where they go and where they fit most easily, reading will be a lot more natural. So, as we can see, the relationship between reading and writing in a language is strong and is important.