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Experiments With Genre In Reading

Experiments With Genre In Reading

In four separate studies, based on data from almost 1,000 young adults, behavioural scientist Marina Rain examined how reading fiction and non-fiction predicts verbal abilities.

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The current trend of governments prioritizing the sciences over the humanities in education runs directly counter to the evidence available. Given the benefits that verbal abilities provide in terms of success in school and in one’s career, fostering a love for stories in children should be a hig...

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Fiction Is A Must For Readers

Fiction Is A Must For Readers

Work from our lab, based on young adults, is beginning to clarify the association between reading and language abilities, pointing to the importance of reading fiction and not just non-fiction.

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Motivation Linked To Reading

Motivation Linked To Reading

In fact, across several types of motivation, those motivations linked to reading fiction rather than non-fiction were invariably associated with better verbal abilities. On the other hand, when a motivation was more strongly associated with reading non-fiction it tended to be either unrelated to ...

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Children Needs More Fiction To Read .

Children Needs More Fiction To Read .

This means that it is important to foster a love for fiction in children, to promote the healthy habit of reading stories for pleasure as early as possible .

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Verbal Abilities Are Helpful ✨

Verbal Abilities Are Helpful ✨

Verbal abilities provide benefits in school and in one’s career.

Fostering a love for stories and fiction in children should be a high priority.

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Fiction , Reading For Joy & Language Skills Are Related

Fiction , Reading For Joy & Language Skills Are Related

People who reported they read for their own enjoyment were also more proficient in terms of language skills and this was partially explained by how much fiction they had read.

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Using SAT to measure Verbal Abilities .

Using SAT to measure Verbal Abilities .

To measure verbal abilities in three of these studies, they relied on items from the verbal section of the SAT, the standardized test used by many U.S. universities when judging applicants.

Thus, the measure of language skills employed in these studies is rather obviously tied to an import...

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Unique Advantage Of Fiction Reading

Unique Advantage Of Fiction Reading

To investigate this possibility, we turned to several large collections of texts, containing around 680 million words in total. Words that appeared in the SAT were either less common in fiction compared to non-fiction, or the difference was so small it was negligible.

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Fiction Promotes Language Skills .

Fiction Promotes Language Skills .

Fiction readers are therefore not doing better on SAT items simply because fiction contains more SAT words.

This means that there must be something special about reading fiction that helps promote language skills.

Perhaps the emotions evoked by stories help us to remember new words,...

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Rich Gets Richer πŸ’Έ

Rich Gets Richer πŸ’Έ

When it comes to reading, it really is a case in which the rich get richer: A great deal of past research has established that those who read more tend to get better at reading, find it easier and more enjoyable and read more as a result.

This results in a causal loop in which leisure read...

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Fiction Builds Language Skill

Fiction Builds Language Skill

Although it was somewhat surprising to discover that reading fictional stories predicts valuable language skills better than reading non-fiction, the repeated replication of this result across several studies increased our confidence in this finding.

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It's Reading Stories Not Essays

It's Reading Stories Not Essays

Based on these five studies, the picture is quite clear: it is reading stories, not essays, that predicts valuable language skills in young adults.

But why does reading fiction have this unique advantage over non-fiction? We don’t yet exactly know, but we can rule out one obvious possibili...

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Narrative Fiction Builds Strong Language Skills

Narrative Fiction Builds Strong Language Skills

Regardless of the reasons, the fact that it is narrative fiction and not expository non-fiction that helps us develop strong language skills has important implications for education and policy.

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Fiction Over Non Fiction

Fiction Over Non Fiction

They found that reading fiction was the stronger and more consistent predictor of language skills compared to reading non-fiction. This was true whether people reported their own reading habits or if we used a more objective measure of lifetime reading (recognizing real author names from among fa...

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Experiment For Leisure Reading .

Experiment For Leisure Reading .

In a follow-up study, a collaboration between a psychology lab at York University and a lab at Concordia University led by education professor Sandra Martin-Chang, they asked 200 people about their various motivations for engaging in leisure reading.

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Non Fiction & Motivation

Non Fiction & Motivation

For example, people who were motivated to read in order to grow and learn focused on reading non-fiction, so this attitude was actually associated with poorer language skills.

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Improved Language SkillπŸ’ͺ = Important Advantage πŸ’°

Improved Language SkillπŸ’ͺ = Important Advantage πŸ’°

These improved language skills in turn result in all kinds of important advantages, such as doing better at school, attaining a higher level of education and being more successful at work.

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Enjoying Reading Turned Beneficial

Enjoying Reading Turned Beneficial

Those who reported that they read for their own enjoyment tended to have better language skills. Related to our previous finding, this association was partially explained by how much fiction they had read

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Leisure Reading Is Important.

Leisure Reading Is Important.

In fact, one study of over 11,000 people found that children who were better readers at age seven had a greater degree of socio-economic success 35 years later! This held true even after accounting for important factors like their socio-economic status at birth, intelligence and academic motivati...

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Reading Is A Must

Reading Is A Must

We all know that reading is good for children and for adults, and that we should all be reading more often.

One of the most obvious benefits of reading is that it helps improve language skills. A major review of research on leisure reading confirmed that reading does indeed foster better v...

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