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This analysis of the newly expanded Extensive Reading (ER) Program now required of all entering students at Feng Chia University reports on our current investigation in 2018-2019 of what seems to cause students to buy in or to opt out of the program. We report on attributes of the best and the worst readers, keyed to a survey of all freshman students and self-disclosure in interviews with a small sample of volunteer readers and non-readers. Beglar and Hunt (2014) suggest that extensive or pleasure reading, particularly of graded readers, can be shown to increase reading rate with lower and intermediate students.
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