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    does reading books actually increase intelligence/


    only if you doublecheck your spelling
    nah jk

    I have no idea. It does improve your vocabulary and expand your knowledge (as long as you're not reading some junk 50p fiction novel), but I can't necessarily see a causation between reading more and developing the qualities that are judged in, say, an IQ test. I'd be interested in what others have to say on this matter.

    (Original post by theBranicAc)
    does reading books actually increase intelligence/
    It increases your general knowledge and can improve your English skills, and if you have those then people are more likely to regard you as intelligent.

    Depends on the book.

    It differs from different individuals.

    Reading has certainly helped my older sister as she's currently doing Law at Exeter.

    But of course, reading doesn't do increase the intelligence of some people. I know some people who are very intelligent but never once read a book(they obtained A*'s in their GCSE'S including English Literature and Language).
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