People are living in a world where new technological advances have replaced the desire to read. Reading, in my opinion, has become less important to many adults and children. Some children and teenagers prefer to watch a movie or playing video games instead of reading a book. Some adults prefer to watch television than to read a good novel. These examples are what some people are going through due to the enhancement of technology. Reading, in some people’s agenda, is not as important as it used to be like in the early 1900’s. To some people watching a movie or basketball game on television is more important than reading a book. Decreased reading time has slowed downed my critical thinking skills and have also made me a less effective reader than most people who read on a regular basis.
As a university student, I am entering into a world where reading has become a necessity. While attending high school, I did not have to read as much because the teachers were not so demanding and some teachers were not making it mandatory to read. A student could copy each others homework without the teacher ever noticing. This was because of the abundance of students in his class. One could rely on his friend to do all the reading while getting the same credit. Being a CSUB student one has to be more self-minded and do his own work. Professors require for a student to read their material, thoroughly and concisely, preparing for an exam. If one decides not to read, then one will suffer the consequences in failing the class or getting a bad grade.
In my opinion, a good reader is a person who can better understand the concepts and ideas the author is trying to portray. For example, I have friend who always read stories, novels, magazines, and many other books everyday since he was in grammar school. Now as a university student his language and choice of words are much more enhanced. His vocabulary is far better than mine and