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  1. It doesn't work in such a way that you suddenly decided that it was time to pump up your intelligence and start reading, and then look at the results.
    To begin with, a person must have “natural intelligence” and curiosity. You must have a passion for reading. Well, it's important to know what to read. There is garbage under the guise of books, and there are really worthy literary works. Reading experience also has an impact. Well, you can't just read 3 books and expect to get smarter.
    In general, people who really love and want to read do not ask how to get smarter from books, but just read.

  2. You mean that if you read a book in a day, you will become more literate. No – it's not. Our world-awareness comes from regularity. Let's say you went to the gym. You've been there for one hour, two hours, or five hours, but you won't get anything out of it once. You need to study for a month and then there will be a result. Also with books. Only passion, purpose, and independent giving will lead you to achievement.
    I hope you understand.

  3. Your vocabulary is filled with colorful sayings and you can give out more subtle maxims.

    I'll decipher it:

    Vocabulary — the vocabulary that you fill up while reading.

    Subtle maxims are thoughts that are not formulated as simply as before — more subtle, refined, and more accurate words.

    Let me explain: in my first sentence, I tried to show you what categories you start thinking in when you start reading high-quality literature at least a little. But in reality, you're not getting any smarter. Only more well-read and erudite. It's actually hard to get smarter than you are.

  4. If you get smarter in terms of IQ , it's unlikely, but you'll definitely get new words and expressions. If you read something other than light reading material like romance novels and detective stories, you may get food for thought on questions of morality, morality, good and evil, justice and injustice. Learn the author's position on these issues. If you read educational literature , you will expand your horizons, and new hobbies and interests may appear. And reading psychology or books on personal development – you can work well on yourself. The main thing is not just to read them, but also to apply them.

  5. Well, in the practical understanding of the mind, reading books will not add much. In fact, in the process of reading, new words, speech turns, interesting expressions, etc. are remembered – which can then be used in speech and better convey their thoughts to the interlocutor, it becomes easier to describe something, give a definition, etc.
    You can read scientific literature and learn some new facts, memorize them, expand your basic horizons, but without practice, this will not help you become smarter and consolidate the positive/negative experience of interacting with new information.

  6. Through the habit of substituting words by selecting more beautiful literary synonyms and turns of speech, and also when the interlocutor understands as many topics as possible ,even at the level of basics.

  7. In the process of reading, a person constantly pulls different associative series, according to all five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell), trying to recognize and restore 2-3 sentences, a paragraph, a certain pseudo-reality corresponding to the context from the author. In order to understand and understand it, restored based on motives (not exactly as the author intended). The mind works “by the sweat of its brow”:)), straining the Brain. And so, sometimes, for many hours a day. Yes, and a few days.

    I wonder where such training can be found in everyday life, and even to make it interesting?

    We don't read, we don't train our minds, so we can't understand what's going on around us. The sun is around the Earth. Or the Earth-around the Sun.

    In modern times, it is necessary to write down at least on a piece of paper. ;)) And then you will walk on flat Land, which stands on a turtle and three whales. And the solar disk will fly around until the gas runs out.

  8. Intelligence develops only in the process of learning. The only way to improve it is to learn something new, get new experience. And books are preserved experiences of others. And getting new experience from books is much easier and faster than doing something yourself in real life.

    In non-fiction, the author directly states his point of view and all the arguments that convince him of its correctness. When the reader follows the author's reasoning, he unwittingly reasons with him. And if his reasoning ability was lower than that of the author, then over time it is pumped up. Intelligence is growing.

    In fiction, the author models a certain life situation, describes characters, circumstances, and thereby invites the reader to reflect on all this. And the situation is usually non-trivial. Otherwise, the book is not very interesting. The reader is forced to somehow relate to this situation, mentally giving himself the answer to the question: “What would I do in the place of the hero?” After all bets are placed, the plot culminates. The reader will learn what the characters did, and what it ultimately led to. Well, then you can think about the new situation. If the hero's actions coincided with the intended actions of the reader, and in the end everything ended well, then this is the only option when the book did not give anything but pleasure from reading. In all other cases, it gives you something to think about. In addition, fiction is good at developing the imagination. And this is an important element of intelligence. Imagination is used to imagine what might happen in the first place. A person with a weak imagination, after having screwed up, makes excuses like this: “Well, who would have thought that this would happen?” A person with a good imagination doesn't have that excuse. But he also messes up much less often. Precisely because he can imagine a lot more possible scenarios.

  9. It all depends on what you read – educational or fiction. Do you agree that now, at a more conscious age, the textbook of the 4th grade seems very simple to you? But how hard it was given in this very 4th grade! What has changed? As you grew up, you were faced with more complex tasks that required more knowledge and skills. At some point, you gained this knowledge not only in theory (read or listened to it), but also in practice (solved examples in notebooks). So you're smarter than you were before.
    But do not think that fiction is worse than the educational literature mentioned above. It does not so much teach as emotionally support the reader, making them feel like the hero of the book and experience a certain situation with them. This is an equally important part of our lives. Fiction helps to get away from reality a little, go into the world of fantasy, and have a good rest in the end.

    And, of course, it should be noted that reading is also a skill for transmitting information. While reading, we develop certain skills: how to formulate a thought, construct a sentence, in what manner, and so on. We remember not only how to spell words, but also some subtleties of spelling. And if you read aloud, then we also solve a whole range of problems with speech: from diction to expressiveness of speech.

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