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Development and Sustenance of Reading Habit

S.K. Savanur

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ISBN 10: 8170006325 / ISBN 13: 9788170006329
Published by Ess Ess Publisher, 2011
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This book is a sincere attempt to cover various aspects of developing and sustaining reading habit. It emphasizes that reading habit is a major factor leading to success and happiness in life. It motivates everyone to read by citing the lives of those who made an indelible mark by their great contribution in different fields touching the humanity./Development and Sustenance of Reading Habit is both diagnostic and remedial in its content. The first part of the book is `Developing Reading Habits`, and it is addressed to parents, teachers, librarians, friends and spouses in developing an individual`s reading habits. It tells what can be done at an individual`s level. Here the author observes that children up to 10-12 years of age lobe reading. But, as adolescence sets in, children turn away from their love for reading. The author traces the reasons for apathy of adolescent children towards reading. Then he goes on the give practical tips for overcoming their indifference to reading. The author prescribes what type of material is to be read at which stage of growing up. He further goes on to suggest the way in which scholastic reading and general reading has to be balanced during student life by drawing up a model schedule. The book presents various purposes of reading; it lists different types of reading materials; and , it provides different methods/techniques of reading. All these three aspects of reading are brought in juxtaposition, and relationship among them is clearly shown. The book advocates that reading habit can be groomed by knowing the right techniques. Reading newspapers, textbooks, poetry, reference books, manuals, reports, proposals etc require different techniques. The book gives an overview of speed reading skills. It presents a few techniques for developing comprehension which is the ultimate purpose of reading. The second part is about `Sustaining Reading Habit`, and it deals with education system, literacy, publishing, bookshops, public library system etc. the roe played by these institutions in sustaining reading habit is explained. The third part `Reading Habit in Internet Era` explains how Internet and TV are not enemies of reading. These are viewed as different means of acquiring information/knowledge. All these coexist and supplement one another. Parents and teachers should watch movies, TV programmes or surf the net with children. This helps in developing better reading habit among children. Printed Pages: 330. Bookseller Inventory # 57355

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Title: Development and Sustenance of Reading Habit

Publisher: Ess Ess Publisher

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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This book covers the various aspects of developing and sustaining an active reading habit. Both diagnostic and remedial in its content, the book emphasizes that the habit of reading is a major factor leading to success and happiness in life. Based on research in India, the book observes that children love to read. But, as adolescence sets in, children turn away from their love for reading. Development and Sustenance of Reading Habit traces the reasons for reading apathy in adolescent children and gives practical tips for overcoming this indifference. The book suggests that scholastic reading and general reading need to be balanced and provides different reading methods/techniques for reading newspapers, textbooks, poetry, reference books, manuals, reports, proposals, etc. It presents a few techniques for developing comprehension and it looks at the role of various institutions - the education system, publishing, bookshops, public library system, etc. - in sustaining a good reading habit. The final section of the book explains that the internet and TV are not enemies of reading, but are viewed as different means of acquiring information/knowledge and that parents and teachers should surf the net with children, helping them to develop better reading habits.

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