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Title: ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY FRESHMAN STUDENT'S READING SPEED IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Authors: Molla, Jemere
Advisors: Dz , Tilahun Gamta
Keywords: READING SPEED
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Copyright: Jun-1987
Date Added: 14-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: This s~udy was primarily inta~ led to measure how fast students at the f reshman level read , Since it would be meaningless to evaluate only speeds, comprehension was also testedo A secondary purpose of the study was to test whether there wo ul.d be significant speed performance differonces b e'twe en and among subj ects with different reading backgrounds 0 The sample popul at i.cn, which consisted of 120 Social Sci ence freshmen "were r-and ornl y selected 0 Then reading spe ed and comprehension tests were adnri.inst er-ed, A que's ti.onnai r-e v!8s also administered to the sample population" The result of the reading speed tests, which is 96 wop,m", shows that the subjects are desperately slow readers when compared with both native and non-native speakers of Englisho However, the comprehension result, which is 64%, is relatively good." The results of the questionnaire ,eZC(;::~~ in the case of school locations, indicated no statistically significant speed performance differences between and among those with favourable a~d unfavouralle reading backgroundso As the findings show, the reading abilities in general and the reading speed levels of the subjects of this study in particular have been ignored and there is a need for paying attention to the problem by people concernedo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3770
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