Why Reading 20 Minutes a Day Matters

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Students wouldn’t think of missing a session at the gym, cutting their team’s practice, or skipping a rehearsal. However, many students (and adults?) wouldn’t think twice about going an entire day (or week?) without picking up a book. I know, I know: They scan magazines, blog posts, news articles, and Twitter feeds, and yes, this is absolutely a form of reading. However, this type of consumption doesn’t build stamina, enhance vocabulary, improve writing skills, and boost test scores the way reading a book will. Nor does it foster a love of reading.

Take a look at the chart and explainer video below to see the massive advantage that 20-minutes-a-day readers have over less committed readers.

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