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    does reading books actually increase intelligence/
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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