Decline Of College Students Study Habits

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Decline in College Students’ Study Habits
The Impact of Internet and Television Use on the Reading Habits and Practices of College Students by, Kouider Mokhtari, Carla A. Reichard and Anne Gardner

A study was done amongst students ranging from the middle school to college. The focus was mainly on college students reading habits and how it has been affected by the Internet and television. The main question was if this new technology has changed the amount of time students spend reading for academic and/or recreational reasons. Previous studies have shown a decrease in percentage time people have spent reading since the early 1980s to the early 2000s. “According to NCES. Percentage of adult’s age 25 and older who reported reading any literature in the previous six months wen down from 56% in 1982 to 47% in 2002” (Gardner, Moktari, Reichard, 2009 p. 610 ). The decline in the populations reading ability can have serious effects on our society. “The national Endowment for the Arts reports indicated that Americans reading less, that they are reading less well, and that these declines have generally negative civic, social, and economic implications” (Gardner, Moktari, Reichard, 2009 p. 610 ). 4, 500 undergraduates students most of them full-time students were randomly surveyed. The overall results of the study concluded the majority of the students that took the survey preferred to watch television and browse the Internet than recreational reading or academic reading.
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