Reading Habits Among Students And Its Effect On Academic Performance

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INTRODUCTION The two papers are about reading habit among university students, to determine the effects of the habit on performance. The first paper, “Reading habits among students and its effect on academic performance: A study of students of Koforidua Polytechnic, is written by Michael Owusu-Acheaw. The study sought to assess the reading habits among students and subsequent effects on their academic performance. The study was conducted in Koforidua Polytechnic, situated in the Eastern Region of Ghana, with specific objectives, To examine the reading habits among students, assess the effect of reading habits on students’ performance, examine the material students read when they visit the library, determine the reason for reading, and to determine the connection between reading habit and student’s performance. (Owusu-Acheaw, & Larson, 2014). DATA COLLECTION A questionnaire was used for the data collection. According to Owusu-Acheaw, (2014) 20% of the entire Koforidua Polytechnic student population of 5261, was experimented for the study through methodical simple random sampling technique. From the total of 1052 copies of questionnaire dispersed, 1000 copies, representative of 95.0%, were filled and returned. The figures collected were examined quantitatively with the use of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Figures and tables were used to present the results of findings. The study revealed that 62.5% of the respondents acknowledge the importance of reading and
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