In recent years, research into the benefits of reading has shown us that reading helps to improve focus, concentration and memory. But what many have known all along about reading is arguably more important than facts and figures: it is that reading helps us to discover and create ourselves. More than this, reading opens our minds to new concepts, therefore naturally building a more empathetic perspective
Engaging students in reading has always been and might always be a hard task if educators and parents do not seek to find ways to engage the minds of the children. If that is not done then children grow up with a pre-conceive notion about reading which would make it harder for them to read a book on their own, like reading or even see the value of it. Unfortunately, I can say that I was a student who never liked reading, who never saw the value of it and rather watch a movie based on book than read it but I can proudly say that I no longer share those views of my younger self and I do see the value and benefits of reading and appreciate it much more. As a prospective teacher, I try to identify strategies and activities that would foster students
Firstly, the Honors courses relate mainly to practical knowledge of life, culture, and society; therefore, I can broaden my mind and have different perspectives towards the world. As a result, I will be more active to embrace differences, make more friends, and enjoy college life with greater fulfillment. Also, this knowledge is useful in my job as a Registered Nurse, which is required to work with diverse patients every day. Second, the Honors courses also enhance my intellectual abilities in verbal communication, critical thinking, analysis, and so on. As Albert Einstein said, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school” (Manuel 1999); in other words, learning does not simply receive information, but it also supports us to improve ourselves in both minds and souls.
Education could open a new learning experience between languages and cultures so that traveling could be a qualification. As the travel continues, helping others succeed is another option (The Value of Education). Teach what was learned in college and inspire other students to succeed in their careers all around the world. College also helps grow mentally (The Value of Education). With all the knowledge and experience gained through college, the mind gradually learns ways to understand new ideas and thought processes.
An article written by Emily Hanford, suggests that the success of getting students to maximizing their potential at college is understanding how each student learns. Teaching methods should be changed and it should be understood that there are constantly a diverse set of learners that make college slightly better. Hanford also states that education is crucial in our rapidly evolving world and that the learning methods that are used aid in the student becoming a better person post-graduation as well, which I wholeheartedly believe in and should be broadened across campuses. In an article written by Julie Lain to YOUniversityTV, she states how she is thankful for the opportunities that a prestigious college education has given her. Not only did it build her societal skills, but she also improved her writing skills tremendously as well.
I am accustomed to a rigorous course load and having to manage my time. Being a part of the Honors College, surrounded by those who share the same ideals and high standards as I do, will only further my success. Living in an academically inclined environment would allow for me to make great working relationships and friendships! Not only that, but the Honors College provides many opportunities for study groups and extra help; which will be rather beneficial considering I am planning on majoring in biochemistry. I would be an exceptional candidate for the Honors College because I am not only interested in getting a fantastic education, but I want to get involved in the school and make my college experience the best that it can be.
Students sometimes wonder about what will help their grade goes up and be good at studying. And they always have some things in mind that they need to read more books. However, the students just think and not try in reality. Reading helps students in a lot of different ways. Reading can help the students a lot by supporting students at other subjects, get higher grades in school, and teach them about the world around them.
Good students make their life as steps, his study, work, and family. That what we have to do. After finishing school, we can put work in the first. Knowing your priority has a big impact in your life, it makes you put all of your focus in one object. My brother is a good example of a good student, because when he was young he put his school first.
In my activities outside of work, I will also be depending on others, similar to KOPPI, a political awareness club, and Greener Greenwood, activities that rely on multiple people to do their jobs. Knowing how to be cooperative as a team is essential to the success in almost all examples; the Honors College will enhance my current leadership abilities. The Honors College presents leadership opportunities within the College itself, such as the leadership programs and groups, and promotes involvement in campus activities and organizations. This environment creates natural student role models for peers to reach out to and look up to as examples. Combined with the community aspect of the Honors College, networking is extremely accessible not only with the faculty that students work closely with, but with other students as well.
A reading skill can be described as “a cognitive ability in which a person is able to use when interacting the texts”. (Urquhart and Weir). In addition, reading as a field of teaching is considered one of the important areas of teaching if not actually the most important ever. It is said to be one of the most necessary academic skills