Improving reading speed through intensive and extensive reading activities for university students Case study: second year master students of English at khenchla university

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Abstract When you read, you exercise your comprehension abilities and your analytical abilities. It fires up your imagination and stimulates the memory centers of your mind. It helps recall information as well as stabilize your emotions. The importance of a reading habit is that it strengthens mental muscles. Reading is one of the best mental workouts there is. This study aims at investigating the role of intensive and extensive reading in improving students reading speed and which is more helpful for them, many students face difficulties while reading which leads to slow reading, this is the reason why too many students do not practice reading, also we hypothesize that students like to read extensively not intensively. To examine this, the descriptive method is used and a questionnaire is addressed to students. The results of our research show that students read extensively and intensively but they think that they improve their reading speed when practicing extensive reading. They enjoy reading novels, short stories and articles when it is chosen by themselves, also the results of the questionnaire show that the majority of the students have a negative attitude towards teachers reading assignments, reading is a difficult process to some students and to others it is a lovely habit. ملخص تھدف ھذه الدراسة الى الكشف عن أھمیة المطالعة لدى طلبة السنة الثانیة ماستر لغة انجلیزیة في جامعة عباس لغرور بخنشلة وللحصول على نتائج دقیقة قمنا باستعمال استبیان للطلاب ذو أسئلة سھلة و بسیطة أجاب علیھا و النتائج أظھرت ان الطلاب یحبون المطالعة و یستمتعون بقراة كتب من اختیارھم و یؤكدون ان 33 طالب .المطالعة وسیلة جیدة لكسب المعارف و توسیع ثقافتھم