Title

Effect Of Genre On The Likelihood Of Students Reading Assigned Materials

Author(s)

Krystal Pasciak

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

2nd Place

Abstract

To determine if there is a correlation between the genre of a book and the likelihood of students reading the assignment, three separate surveys were administered to Chapin High School homeroom students over the course of three weeks. Each survey contained questions of varying specificity toward the effect genre has on assigned reading. Results from the surveys were collected online over an anonymous Google form where they were analyzed and compared against one another. A statistical analysis was also performed to determine if the data collected was of significant value. The results collected show a trend toward students being more likely to read assigned materials that falls into the fiction genre. This data gives educators insight to what their students will read, which gives them the opportunity to implement books in these genres when the opportunity presents itself.

Location

Owens 108

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:15 AM

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Apr 16th, 11:15 AM

Effect Of Genre On The Likelihood Of Students Reading Assigned Materials

Owens 108

To determine if there is a correlation between the genre of a book and the likelihood of students reading the assignment, three separate surveys were administered to Chapin High School homeroom students over the course of three weeks. Each survey contained questions of varying specificity toward the effect genre has on assigned reading. Results from the surveys were collected online over an anonymous Google form where they were analyzed and compared against one another. A statistical analysis was also performed to determine if the data collected was of significant value. The results collected show a trend toward students being more likely to read assigned materials that falls into the fiction genre. This data gives educators insight to what their students will read, which gives them the opportunity to implement books in these genres when the opportunity presents itself.