"I never taught language for the purpose of teaching it; but invariable used language as a medium for the communication of thought; thus learning of language was coincident with the acquisition of knowledge."
-Anne Sullivan (1866-1936)
My older son is going into his junior year in high school, so he's starting to study for the SAT tests and doing all the preparation that he has to do to get ready because those scores are so important when it comes to applying to colleges. When I spoke with a tutor about it, he said that students who are well-read typically do better on the test. That is because they develop a larger vocabulary, and a broader base of general knowledge. That makes sense to me. When we read we learn, and when we learn we expand our use of language.