Reading literature helps writing essays

<p>I found this to be true but what type of writing and literature do you read that improves your writing skills? For me, I love the New Yorker and New York times. Such great vocab!</p>

<p>According to my English teacher the New York Times has horrible grammar (or something to that effect), as does all media. She attributed a majority of this to political correctness. It was an interesting class.</p>

<p>I just read books. The books read for school actually help vocab and introduce a variety of writing styles to try out. I'm most influenced by the writing styles of the authors I read, rather than by newspapers. It doesn't necessarily help essays, but it helps writing in general.</p>

<p>For me, Kurt Vonnegut has such a unique style that I pick up a lot from, but really, anything goes as long as you aren't reading trashy magazines, or something to that effect.</p>

<p>Communications</a> From Elsewhere</p>

<p>[url=<a href="http://www.wikipedia.org%5DWikipedia%5B/url"&gt;http://www.wikipedia.org]Wikipedia[/url&lt;/a&gt;] Possibly the best place to find poorly-written prose in the world. It's like a "what not to do" for writing.</p>