I was just browsing the Web, and came across this piece of writing (non-academic):
One of the recommendations to improve your writing is to read things you usually wouldn’t read. I find this interesting because this also improves your sense of knowledge. In turn, the more knowledgeable you are, the better you will be able to incorporate your broad knowledge into a specific topic that you’re writing about. Gaining knowledge can really be beneficial in a plurality of ways.
I just found this interesting because when Professor Galey asked this week’s question: what kind of reading helps you write? I immediately thought of the actual writing itself, not the information found within the work (ironic because i’m in a masters of INFORMATION)…..