According
to Owusu-Acheaw (2014), the study conducted established the linking between
reading behaviors and academic performance. The study was conducted on
Koforidua Polytechnic students in Ghana. One thousand participants answered a
questionnaire in relation to the research topic, which was analyzed by the SPSS
Statistical Package of Social Science. The study showed that most students
agreed on the notion that reading is important in a sense. Nonetheless, from
the numbers who agreed on the importance of reading, most had not read any
novels or nonfiction in the past two semesters and 62.0% read just to pass exams
that benefit their studies. The percentage of 75.0% picked that they only read
for in hopes of passing exams and studies related to university. More than half
the respondents, through the testing method given, believed that positive and suitable
reading patterns do influence students’ academia greatly. The research
suggested that academics should perhaps stop giving away handouts and instead,
to send the students to the library in order for them to conduct their own
researches regarding the courses given. Therefore, the researcher suggested a
new way of teaching which could help students do better in their academia.