Briggs, Alison

Mrs. Briggs' Class Website

Mrs. Briggs
English Department
CP Eng III, Yearbook, & Portfolio

Email: (preferred)
Phone: 732-289-3000 ext 4015

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 Top 10 Reasons Why You Should PICK UP A BOOK:

  1. Mental stimulation: reading keeps your brain active and prevents it from losing power.
  2. Stress reduction: stress from personal relationships, or countless other issues faced in daily life, slips away when you read a great story.
  3. Knowledge: reading fills your head with new bits of information, and you never know when it might come in handy!
  4. Vocabulary expansion: the more you read, the more words you gain exposure to, and they’ll inevitably make their way into your everyday vocabulary.
  5. Memory improvement: when you read, you have to remember an assortment of information and every new memory creates a new synapses which will, in turn, assist in short term memory.
  6. Stronger analytical thinking skills: have you ever read an amazing mystery novel, and solved the mystery yourself before finishing the book?
  7. Improved focus and concentration: when you read a book, all of your attention is focused on the story—the rest of the world just falls away, and you can immerse yourself in every fine detail you’re absorbing.
  8. Better writing skills: texposure to published, well-written work has a noted effect on one’s own writing, as observing the cadence, fluidity, and writing styles of other authors will invariably influence your own work.
  9. Tranquility: in addition to the relaxation that accompanies reading a good book, it’s possible that the subject you read about can bring about immense inner peace and tranquility. 
  10. Free entertainment!