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It is often thought that reading can boost your intelligence... although on "The Times" newspaper, apparently this is not true. What do you think of this?
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If you read textbooks and stuff, I guess it does.
OT: Reading boosts your vocabulary and eloquence, but generally won't help your math or science skills
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Not necessarily.
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Well it certainly does help increase my vocabulary.
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Why hide the poll? I'm not coming back on a specific day to check lol
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(Original post by u.sha)
It is often thought that reading can boost your intelligence... although on "The Times" newspaper, apparently this is not true. What do you think of this?
It depends on what you mean by "boost", and what you mean by "intelligence". Both are pretty broad terms.
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I m potentially an anomaly as since discovering my dyslexia, i ve lost my love of reading as much but supposedly have "above average" general knowledge, so i believe its dependent on the person rather than it being the same for everyone. Also as the person above says intelligence is very subjective, some of my iq measures are average but other measures would say i m reasonably intelligent.
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Depends what you read, I guess it all helps tho

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would help general studies?

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would help some stuff :innocent:
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I would imagine it does to an extent, especially at a young age, in order to foster a greater vocabulary/understanding of language. I think that our ability to articulate things precisely is super useful for helping us make decisions and come to logical deductions, and reading certainly would seem to help this.
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definitely... also doing crosswords helps.
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definitely... also doing crosswords helps.
I can't do even semi-basic crosswords because I have limited general knowledge. Am I stupid?
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I can't do even semi-basic crosswords because I have limited general knowledge. Am I stupid?
of course not... maybe you can do Sudoku ?
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of course not... maybe you can do Sudoku ?
lol yeah love sudoku. Doesn't assume I can name basic objects and very well-known celebrities
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Books in general are really good for learning vocabulary and expression of ideas and stuff like that, which is a good foundation for learning other crap on.

And obviously reading none-fiction stuff can boost your general knowledge immensely if you read a bunch.
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I got a question in my general studies exam asking what molecule made up proteins, I'm not sure how helpful the daily mail would be in that respect...
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I think it makes it easier to learn, especially if you read from a young age

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I can't do even semi-basic crosswords because I have limited general knowledge. Am I stupid?
I'm moved by your plight.

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not if you waste your time reading fiction
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I can't do even semi-basic crosswords because I have limited general knowledge. Am I stupid?
likewise
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I'm moved by your plight.

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truly it is a great tragedy of our time
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