Reflection to Helen Keller's "Intelligent Reading""Reading without comprehension is like eating without digestion." This is what Helen Keller is trying to suggest to her readers about her essay Intelligent Reading. We define reading as an active dialogue between the author and the reader, and the basic tool for learning in all subjects. To be an effective reader, comprehension is seriously a necessity, because if one understands he can then construct judgment. These judgments are the result of critical reading, it occurs only when comprehension is fully realized. I'm very positive that reading is advantageous to people who are able to read and understand literary compositions. Literacy is not an inborn human characteristic, but rather an ability that is learned, most often in schools.By reading, one can gain knowledge, even if he does not attend school. Best sources are that of reference books, reliable articles, and such. Books do not only contain information to readers but also idea or concept to one's background of experiences. Reading means many things to many people. It can be one of the most rewarding obsessions of the individual, expanding his horizons and making it possible for him to have knowledge of man's pile up experiences and achievements through time. Knowledge here is really creative in as much as it makes things look different from what they seemed before.