Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

Reading: When and Why?
Biale Zua

Abstract
Reading is a very important activity in the life of any literate person who wants to keep abreast of events and ideas outside his or her immediate environment. According to Murcia (1991), reading is the most important language skill for academic success. Reading has become the realization of knowledge and education. Therefore, reading comprehension is very important in our complex daily life. When you read what someone else has written, you are communicating with that person. It is one of the basic language arts like listening, speaking and writing, and forms part of a complex information processing system. When we read, our eyes come in contact with words. These words are made up of symbols which are letters of the alphabet of that language.

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