Reading the newspaper every day generates awareness in readers and instills confidence among them as they get to know about the activities of influential people. One can always stay informed about world developments and enhance one’s personality by reading a newspaper daily. Newspapers are loaded with information of great educational value to students. But many students don’t want to read the newspapers. So, how can you encourage yourself to develop the habit of reading a newspaper? In this article, you will find ways in which you can start to read the newspaper daily.

1. Don’t cover everything in the newspaper

The newspaper is full of vital information and has way too many sections. Start off with the topics which interest you. Read the headlines on that page so you can see which one attracts you, go through the first paragraph and if it catches your attention and is of interest to you then continue reading it. Remember, your primary goal is to read and only read what is interesting to you.

2. Write about what you read for the day

Try to write an article or a blog about the knowledge you gained by reading that day. This is one of the important ways which will keep you interested in your daily efforts. You might also try to create infographics and post it online, in this way people who don’t have the time to read daily may glance over your write-up while being online. It will not only improve your knowledge but will also make it easier for you to relate and connect with others to discuss political and current events.

3. Set a routine

Discipline is the key in order to develop any new habit. Similarly, the habit of reading also requires a separate time dedicated to it. At first, things might seem a little hard and difficult to concentrate on but try to stick to a routine and you are good to go. Start off with a smaller time period so it is easy to focus and then it could be increased as you pick up the habit of reading the newspaper daily.

4. The fun side of the paper

There is also a fun side to the newspapers, ranging from horoscopes to quizzes to crosswords. While you may read the parts that are interesting to you, you may also engage in these fun activities. This will increase your engagement while reading the newspaper and make reading an enjoyable activity.

5. Make it a group activity

Recent studies showed that the groups formed with like-minded people seem to work quite well. Start a group with your friends and figure out a time which works well for everyone and develop the activity of reading together as a team. Involve yourself in group discussions and share your ideas or opinions with each other.

Other than how to develop the habit of reading the newspaper, you can also read 5 strategies to improve reading comprehension

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Natasha Irshad holds a degree in Marketing & Management from University of London. She is interested in writing about education and pop culture.

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