Why Do Students Read Books

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Many students stop reading the summer before entering their freshman year of college. Even the book worms whom read frenquently throughout their life just stop reading after graduation. Even when students are reading, they are reading books that are not on the "College Prep Book List." Students do not read books the summer before college because they do not have time and they have lost interest in reading resulting in lack of knowledge that will be needed in college. One of the many reasons students do not read is because they simply do not have time. Getting ready for college in the summer after graduation is one of the busiest times for most students. Reading just slips their mind. Especially the students who are moving into a dorm, they …show more content…
Students who are chosing books for themselves go for the books on a hot, new teen list, not for the books on a college prep list. They feel if a teacher is not assigning one of these books they do not have to read it so they will not. There are effects of not reading quality books before college. If a student did not read any books before college, that student would be forced out of the school mood, and it would be harder to start back. Also, he or she would be behind when a professor asks about specific authors or books that the student should have read but did not. Students should read more books before college. It will help them become better, more prepared students, and will put them ahead of others. The reasons students do not read are distractions, including cell phones, internet, and television, they have no interest in reading, and they do not have time to

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