Reading Habit of Students

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DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
THE READING HABIT AMONG ADULTS STUDENTS: A CASE STUDY OF KOFI ANNAN INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING TRAINING CENTRE (KAIPTC) LIBRARY

BY
BELLA AYELE EKUE
(10326063)

A LONG ESSAY SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, LEGON, IN PARTIAL FULLFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN INFORMATION STUDIES

LEGON JUNE 2013

DECLARATION
I Bella Ayele Ekue, do hereby declare that this study was wholly undertaken by me under the supervision of Mrs, that all sources of information and data have been dully acknowledged, and that to the best of my knowledge, no part, or whole of it has been previously presented for another degree here or elsewhere.

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(Bella Ayele Ekue) MRS E. MARKWEI
(STUDENT) (SUPERVISOR)

Date:….................................... Date:………………………………...

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DEDICATION

This research work is humbly dedicated to God Almighty, my maker, Protector, teacher, and also to my son Mr. Blendolph Mawuena Dzidza and Dr. Kwesi Aning for their encouragements and support.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
First and foremost, I give thanks and praise to the almighty God for his guidance and protection without which my efforts would not have yielded.
During the course of this study, I have encountered a lot of financial challenges. My gratitude remains profound to everyone who has contributed in one way or the other. To my son Mr. Blendolph, I say ayekoo for standing by me throughout the period of my course. I am also grateful to my supervisor, Dr. Perpectual Dadzie for her patience, understanding and support in guiding me through this study. Last but not least, I wish to express my firm gratitude to Ms Exornam Lawluvi.
Library Assistant at the KAIPTC Library for her moral



References: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   15 COMMON STUDY HABITS AMONG STUDENTS IN THE TERTIARY INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY A research on the study habits among adult’s students in the tertiary level, the study investigated the common reading habits among adults students in the tertiary level using school like Kofi Annan as a case study. Fifty (50) students were given a questionnaire from different department and year level in the area. The instrument utilized for the study was a questionnaire named “Reading Habits among Adults Students in KAIPTC”. What are reading habits? Reading habits are the ways that you read - the interest that you have formed during your school years. Reading habits can be good ones, or bad ones. Reading is an aspect associated with literacy. However, the reading process is not simple in its nature. It does not merely involved recognizing a single character and pronouncing it correctly or to recognize and pronounce a few characters that are arranged in a particular manner, but more importantly it is the ability to understand the meaning of these arrangements. According to Bullock (1975), reading is more than reconstruction of the author’s meanings; it is the perception of those meaning within the total context of the relevant experiences of the reader that is a much more active demanding process.

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