Ever heard of the “Matthew Effects”? by Mr Martins Udogie

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Taking from the Bible, Matthew 25:29, it  refers to the rich-getting-richer and poor-getting-poorer phenomenon that is becoming popular in sociology and  human relations to explain why some people just seem to keep having it all. Apparently, effortlessly.


Matthew Effects applies to reading:

The more you read
The more you enjoy reading
The more you want to read
The easier and faster it becomes to read.

And the more the benefits of reading.

Avid readers acquire more vocabulary, becoming more verbally fluent and verbally intelligent, and therefore less “lexically impoverished”. [I acquired that by reading the academic article cited below].

In simple terms, avid readers generally write and speak better. Because their vocabulary is more robust.

An amazing academic research by Anne E. Cunningham and Elliot E. Stanovich demonstrate this.

A child who engages in out of school reading for 21 minutes a day acquires about 1.8m words per year. It…

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