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Muhammad Farshad Panhwar
Uzma Murad Panhwar
Abida Siddiqui


The study is set to know, analyze, and finally realize the reading habits of the students at Dalian University of Technology (DUT), specifically the English language (L2). The study aims to find out the reading habits of the students. Five-point Likert scale questionnaire was made to investigate the participants’ general attitudes towards reading and their reading preferences. 12000 questionnaires were distributed out of which 641 were returned after being filled in. The data collected through the questionnaire were analyzed using SPSS Statistics 20 program. It is made out of the conducted survey that the students at DUT have healthy reading habits and their attitude towards reading is positive. Moreover, it is made out that the reading habits of the students have a remarkable impact on their academic performances. The research in the end has made some suggestions and recommendations to foster reading habits and attitudes among university students for better language proficiency.

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Muhammad Farshad Panhwar, Central China Normal University, Wuhan

Phd Scholar, SFL, Central China Normal Univeristy, Wuhan

Lecturer,Bahira Univerisy, Karachi

Abida Siddiqui, Department of Education, University of Sindh

Associate professor

Department of Educaitn

University of Sindh, Jamshoro 


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