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2 Article Reference Diane Mizrachi, (2010) "Undergraduates' academic information and library behaviors: preliminary results", Reference Services Review, Vol. 38 Issue: 4, pp.571-580. Retrieved from Initial Impressions before Reading An initial scan of the article was conducted to determine difficulty level and/or any concepts/terminology. The predicted difficulty is low with no unknown concepts. This is in large part due to the subject matter – academic reading format(s). IF the study was concentrated on more scientific- or medical-based unknown terms would be rated high. Introduction As technology advances and the simplicity of apparatuses developed to meet the advancement of 21 st Century tools, how books are delivered is not excluded. On the contrary, e-books continue to increase and have encased textbooks to meet on-line learning and training platforms. Forums such as Vital Source, Chegg, Amazon, Borders, etc. have developed on-line digital book sites to meet the education evolutionary needs. Mizrachi (2010) researches undergraduate student reading format preferences; influential factors that drive their preference(s) and behaviors, and; identified elements discovered – motivators’ impact student action(s). This type (& others like it) of research are crucial in curriculum development, university/college course offerings, and whether or not an institution will increase digital book libraries and accessibility in relation to higher learning platforms. Methodology The method employed was descriptive analysis, Chi-Square testing, and comparison assessment against prior research on reading preference studies. This study included nearly “400
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3 Students (participants) at the University of California, Los Angeles completed the online Academic Reading Questionnaire in spring 2014 by agreeing or disagreeing with statements about their format preferences when engaging with their academic texts, and the contextual factors that impact them” (Mizarachi, 2010).
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  • Fall '16
  • Bachelor's degree, Undergraduate education, Diane Mizrachi

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