Learning Goal: I’m working on a esl writing question and need an explanation and

Learning Goal: I’m working on a esl writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.The directions and grading criteria are the same as your midterm summary: 1. Read the following short article carefully. Use your SQ3R skills to help you understand and take notes. 2. Write a one-paragraph summary of the article. Make sure you start with a main idea sentence and include the major supporting points. Maximum number of sentences allowed: 10. 3. Proofread for grammar and paraphrasing (use your own words!) before you submit your work. This is the Article Picture that moment of crawling into bed after another long day of Zoom calls. You’re tucked underneath your plump, feather duvet, completely exhausted and in no mood to stare at yet another screen. What do you do? Simple: Pick up your favorite novel. Bibliophiles have been voraciously rereading books over and over again for years. However, it turns out, there are more benefits to rereading your favorite book than just absorbing the thrill of a page-turning plot.The first time you read a book, it’s almost like a puzzle. You’re concentrating on trying to put together the pieces, discovering the characters, and getting to know the story. However, the second time you read it, it’s a completely different experience. Things are more comfortable. You know what’s going to happen; you know how it’s going to happen.ConnectionDr. Shira Gabriel-Klaiman, a psychology professor at the University of Buffalo, has done research on the benefits of rereading your favorite books. “Rereading books can give us a sense of connection to the characters and social worlds that are within the books,” Gabriel-Klaiman said in an interview with Yahoo Canada. “For example, if you reread the ‘Harry Potter’ books you may, each time, feel connected to Harry and his friends and feel like you are a part of that magical world. Every time you read them, that connection gets strengthened. Rereading can make you feel less lonely and better about your life.”“People who are anxious about connecting with ‘real’. relationship partners can do well with books,” says Gabriel-Klaiman. “There’s no risk of being rejected by a book and, if you read it before, you will not have to worry about unpleasant surprises. People who are introverted tend to benefit from rereading as do people who want to be close to others but worry about rejection.”According to Gabriel-Klaiman, reading novels helps boost your mood and personal connections. “Any book with a narrative in it gives us an opportunity to feel connected to others and can decrease our loneliness,” she explains. EscapeThe prose you pick, whether it’s a story you know or one you’re discovering for the first time, can have many different benefits on your mental state and wellbeing. Maybe you’re looking to escape or you want to see situations not unlike your own typed up on the page. Books offer the most genuine form of escapism compared to other art forms such as films, music, podcasts.How many times have we watched “Friends” reruns or seen cult-classics like “Clueless” or “Legally Blonde”? If we watch our favorite movies time and time again, why shouldn’t we do the same with our books?EmpathyThe therapeutic value of reading is unrivalled. According to an article published in Psychology Today by Dr. Keith Oatley, a leading expert in cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto, “reading fiction can increase reader empathy, social skills, and inter-personal understandings.” Literary fiction, which focuses on a character’s inner-thoughts and feelings, aids in a reader’s ability to understand other people’s beliefs and desires, even when they differ from their own. If you’re looking for an extra dose of empathy, crack open a novel.Oatley explains that “fiction can augment and help us understand our social experience.” When you’re rereading, you’re often deeply engaged with a character that you know and love. It’s only natural that you’d feel more empathetic towards them and their struggles. You understand the character’s scenarios and how they navigate them, making it easier for you to take these lessons into your own life.LongevityAnother rereading benefit? A study published in the National Library of Medicine found that as an avid reader, you could end up living a longer life. Compared with non-readers, bookworms had a 20 per cent reduction in risk of death over 12 years. If that’s not a reason to pick up a book, I don’t know what is. You know what they say, “A chapter a day…”Ultimately, there are endless chapters of evidence to support the concept of novels being good for your mental health. So, browse your bookcase, brew yourself a cup of tea, sink into your sofa, and get reading (and rereading!).——————————————————–Excerpted for educational use in ESL 52 with significant edits.Morry, Melina. “Here’s Why Experts Say Rereading your Favourite Novel Could Actually Benefit your Mental Health.” Yahoo!Life, Verizon Media, 21 Apr. 2021, https://ca.style.yahoo.com/rereading-books-mental health185434007.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9sLmZhY2Vib29rLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADyOjVsp4za9MnXzGo7k6NljGFT-hp5qCHI73Av-cqjDBgJ5mgh8IpbwwigngFwdUG0wgTWBEfMHDSmpLNdFMmDvnElCwUmAVVyefAJMZDJqmK-umfUBQzbITgm_zrPcBgpdfULineiB-3srRmsmGNFNnn8MbB30K7FZGoSfy0T

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