To improve our writing, I remember one of my professors told me that a good writer spent most of his/her time in reading. Now, come to think about it, it is particularly true in academic and research writing. By reading other good writings, we can learn the sentence structure, choice of word, argument development, and overall presentation and organization. On the other hand, in order for a researcher to write a good paper, he/she must read so many books and articles to gather information and ideas.
What do you guys think about this strategy?