Students May Be Reading Plenty, but Not for Class

Students May Be Reading Plenty, but Not for Class 
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More than 40 percent of the time students spend reading is on social media, a new study reveals, and much of that reading happens during class.

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More than 40 percent of the time students spend reading is on social media, a new study reveals, and much of that reading happens during class.

Those who worry about the reading habits of today's college students can take heart: They may be reading more than is commonly thought.

However, more than 40 percent of the time they spend reading is on social media, and that reading often happens during class, a new study reveals.

"We need to be aware of students' reading habits because they have changed," said SuHua Huang, author of "Reading Habits of College Students in the United States," which was presented on Tuesday at