Articles about reading
Reading daily for enjoyment is key to success
A report from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that a crucial difference between students who perform well in the PISA reading assessment and those who perform poorly lies in whether they read daily for enjoyment, rather than in how much time they spend reading.
Books come way down the list of things children enjoy reading
A survey conducted by The National Literacy Trust has claimed that, worryingly, books come way down the list of things children enjoy reading. The survey conducted amongst 18,000 children aged eight to 17 shows that one in every six read no books whatsoever.
A love of reading linked to getting a good job
Researchers at Nuffield College, Oxford University, claim the findings from their study prove a clear link between reading for pleasure and getting a good job. The study analysed the responses of 17,200 people born in 1970 who gave details of their extra-curricular activities at age 16 and their jobs at age 33.