Published on March 12, 2014
“Most Frequently Read Genre of Books and Its Effects of Reading Them Among Grade 7 – Silang of Notre Dame of Greater Manila S.Y 2013 – 2014” By: Jelie Ann Rojas Frances Cherdale Toyocan
Introduction Nowadays, a lot of youngsters, students are using the Internet technology . It is very important to have this kind of technology . However, as stated by Prof. Azamat Akbarov ,Vice Rector for Scientific Research and International Cooperation at Burch University, Bosnia in his project - “Reading Is Life” youngsters often chose to spend more time on social media than reading a book . It is because of this that the writers chose books and reading as their concept paper. This project will create awareness in reading books , and its’ importance primarily among young people.
• The project is entitled: “Most Frequently Read Genre of Books and Its Effects of Reading Them Among Grade 7 – Silang of Notre Dame of Greater Manila S.Y 2013 – 2014”. • Data on the concept paper were gathered in a form of a survey. As mentioned in the title , the respondents were students of Grade 7 Section Silang of NDGM S.Y. 2013-2014: the classmates of the writers. • The respondents were asked to indicate their gender. Various genre of books were given and the respondents were asked to tick on the boxes provided. They can tick more than one. A comparative assessment of both gender on frequently read books were also included in this project.
• Moreover, the respondents were asked to give their personal reason/s on why they read books . The joy of reading as stated in an article “The Importance of Reading Books”, is something you can describe by actual experience.
Objectives The researchers wish to find out the frequently read genre of books and its effects of reading them among Grade 7 – Silang of Notre Dame of Greater Manila S.Y 2013 – 2014. Specifically, the concept paper attempted to find out the following questions:
• 1. What is the gender of the respondent? • 2.What is the most frequently read books among boys and girls of 7-Silang of NIDGM S.Y. 2013-2014? • 3.How does the assessment of the boys and girls compare on the frequently read books? • 4. What are the personal reasons of reading books among the students surveyed?
Discussion This section presents the gathered data in form of graphs and tables including their analyses and interpretation of the responses based on the specific problems stated in the objectives.
Boys 50% Girls 50% Figure 1 Graphical Representation of Student Respondents asTo Gender
Figure 1 presents the findings of the profile of student respondents as to gender. There are fourteen (14) or 50 percent boys and fourteen (14) or 50 percent girls . There is an equal number of respondents as to gender.
Sci-Fi (2) 7% Mystery (6)21% Romance (4)14% Fantasy 4%Fan-fic (3) 3% History (1)3% Classic 0% Comics (7)24% Mythology (7) 24% Figure 2 The most Frequently Read Books among Grade 7-Silang Boys S.Y. 2013-2014 of NDGM
Figure 2 shows the frequently read genre of books by the boys . Comics and mythology are the most frequently read books , followed by mystery . Only three (3) respondents liked fantasy, fan-fic, and history. None of the respondents preferred classical books.
Sci-Fi 0% Mystery (1) 4% Romance (6) 23% Fantasy (2) 8% Fan-Fic (5) 19% History (3) 11% Classic 0% Comics (2) 8% Mythology (7) 27% Figure 3 The Most frequently Read Books Among Grade 7-Silang Girls S.Y. 2013-2014 of NDGM
Figure 3 shows the frequently read book of 7-Silang Girls. Seven (7) girls frequently read mythology and six (6 ) girls prefer romance. Only one (1) girl frequently read mystery. None of the girls preferred classic and sci- fi.
As indicated in Table 1, there is a higher number of books frequently read by 7-Silang girls than 7-Silang boys. Seven (7) of both boys and girls prefer mythology. It is the highest genre equally read by both girls and boys. Comics and mystery are also read frequently by the boys, unlike the girls who prefer romance next to mythology.
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 To learn Interesting Enjoyable I like it Entertaining To imagine Table 2 Reasons Why Boys and Girls of 7- Silang S.Y.2013- 2014 of NDGM Read Books
Table 2 presents the personal reasons why the respondents read books. The reasons to learn and interesting have seven (7) responses, the highest ranking reason. Top two (2) reason is books are is a source of entertainment; six (6) students gave this answer. The lowest number of reasons is because reading books is enjoyable.
Effects of Books • In the few slides, the researchers’ will tackle about the additional information on the effects of books, even though this part was not in our paper. • The researchers decided to put this to make us, the younger generation become more aware how important a book is..
The effects of books are.. • 1. Reading is an active mental process – Unlike TV, books make you to use your brain. By reading, you think more and become smarter. • 2. It is a fundamental skill builder - Every good course on the planet has a matching book to go with it. Why? Because books help clarify difficult subjects. Books provide information that goes deeper than just classroom discussion. • 3. Improves your vocabulary –You get the same benefit from book reading. While reading books, especially challenging ones, you will find yourself exposed to many new words you wouldn’t be otherwise. • 4. Gives you a glimpse into other cultures and places – What is your favorite vacation spot? The more information the better. Books can expand your horizons by letting you see what other cities and countries have to offer before you visit them. • 5. Improves concentration and focus - reading books takes brain power. It requires you to focus on what you are reading for long periods. Unlike magazines, Internet posts or e-Mails that might contain small chunks of information. Books tell the whole story. Since you must concentrate in order to read, like a muscle, you will get better at concentration.
The effects of books are.. • 6. Builds self-esteem – By reading more books, you become better informed and more of an expert on the topics you read about. This expertise translates into higher self esteem. Since you are so well read, people look to you for answers. Your feelings about yourself can only get better. • 7. Improves memory – Many studies show if you don’t use your memory, you lose it. Crossword puzzles are an example of a word game that staves off Alzheimer’s. Reading, although not a game, helps you stretch your memory muscles in a similar way. Reading requires remembering details, facts and figures and in literature, plot lines, themes and characters. • 8. Learn anywhere – Books are portable. You can take them almost anywhere. As such, you can learn almost anywhere too. • 9. Improves creativity – by reading more books and exposing yourself to new and more complete information, you will also be able to come up with more creative ideas.
The effects of books are.. • 10. Gives you something to talk about –if you read a lot of books, you’ll always have something to talk about. You can discuss various plots in the novels you read, you can discuss the stuff you are learning in the business books you are reading as well. The possibilities of sharing are endless. • 11. Books are inexpensive entertainment – What’s the average price of a movie ticket these days. You can buy a paperback for that price and be entertained for many hours more. If you have a used bookstore nearby, you can get them even cheaper. • 12. You can learn at your own pace – Where formal education requires time commitments, books have no late-bells or hourly commitments. So you can learn at your own pace when you read books. • 13. New mental associations –As you read more books the depth and breadth of your knowledge expands and your ability to form new associations increases. In reading a book to discover the solution to one problem, you find the solution to others you may not have considered. • 14. Improves your reasoning skills – You will be able to reason better with the knowledge you gain. Some of the arguments will rub off on you. Others you will argue against. Regardless, you’ll be reasoning better.
The effects of books are.. • 16. You’ll discover surprises - As you read more books as a source of information, you’ll learn stuff you weren’t looking for. • 18. Can change your life – How many times have you heard of a book changing someone’s life? – which is the first self-development book I read. It opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking that was not depressing and dull. It was the first step in my path of choosing my own life and being free of old habitual thought patterns. 20. Reduces stress - Many avid readers unwind by reading. Compared with the person who gets home from work and immediately turns on the TV news, you are going from work stress to crime stress. But it’s not just news. TV as a source of relaxation is too full of loud commercials and fast moving. If relaxation is something you want, turn off the TV or computer and pick up a book. • 21. Gets you away from digital distractions – When you find some good books, you’ll find yourself drawn into the subject matter. You’ll want to spend more time reading. By spending more time reading books, you’ll have less time for the digital gadgets begging for our attention.
The effects of books are.. • 22. You’ll make more money - If you make a serious effort to read in your chosen career, your expertise in that specialty will increase. As you become more specialized and learned, you join a smaller group of more qualified people. By being part of the small few with the highest level knowledge your pay will increase. It’s simple supply and demand. • 23. The book is always better than the movie What are some of the most important books you have read? What is the title that changed your life? It is never too late to start this reading habit!!...
Conclusion • Based on the results of the survey, the writers have come up with the following conclusions: Girls read books frequently than boys. Classical books are not appealing to both boys and girls. Science fiction is also not of interest to girls. There are various reasons for reading books and it has many to offer. They are an inexpensive tool for gaining knowledge, for enjoyment and it stimulates one’s interest in the genre of books. Reading books is a source of entertainment ; expands one’s imagination that allows the reader to travel without leaving his/her chair.
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