1.0 INTRODUCTION


Reading is very important that can give many benefits to people. As an example, reading can give new knowledge to people. Such benefit is very important. These new knowledge can make new development for example Japan adopt reading culture among Japanese population. Development in a country is very important in the world today.
Reading can afford learning opportunities. Factors such as low level proficiency of the English language, poor reading strategy knowledge, perception of reading and low interest are those often mentioned by researches as contributing towards students problems in approaching reading (Ramaiah and Nambiar (1993); Ramaiah (1997); Faizah et al (2002). People do make mistakes in different ways but by learning something new, mistakes can be avoided. Habit in reading is different between people. Some people around Malaysia do not spend their free time with reading. It is really beneficial when somebody does spend free time with any reading materials. People do read when there is a need such as a number of students in school read when exam is near. This situation also happens on some students of Universiti Malaysia Pahang. Why reading is important to UMP’s student? It is because engineering student must have more knowledge for become a world competence engineers.
This number of students in Universiti Malaysia Pahang do lack of reading habit. Today, there are some students having low quality after graduation. It just not happens in Universiti Malaysia Pahang but also in a number of Malaysians.
So, it is very interesting to find out the number of books do students read during free time and the type of book they read. With this research, it may give awareness to students, parents and even the university on the reading habit of Universiti Malaysia Pahang students. This study aims to find how much do UMP’s student read in one day and what type of reading material do UMP’s student read.


1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE PROPOSED REPORT


(a) Reading Habits
It is a habit that can give a lot of benefit such as can improve our knowledge, give new idea, to (make alert-rephrase) with the current situation in the world.

(b) Students
Including male and female student at campus of University Malaysia Pahang between students from 8 faculties such as Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering & Environmental Resources, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Faculty of Computer Science & Software Engineering. We also want to find out the reading habits between students in differences races.


1.2 RESEARCH QUESTIONS

(a) What are reading attitude by UMP students?
(b) What type of reading materials do student read?


1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

(a) To find out the reading habit by UMP students.
(b)To find out how many reading material do student read in one day.
(c) To find out type of the reading material student read.


2.0


3.0 DATA COLLECTION:
FACULTY
MALE
FEMALE
TOTAL
Faculty of Chemical Engineering & Natural Resources
5
5
10
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
5
5
10
Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
5
5
10
Faculty of Civil Engineering & Environmental Resources
5
5
10
Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
5
5
10
Faculty of Computer Science & Software Engineering
5
5
10
OVERALL TOTAL
30
30
60

4.0 DIVISION AND WORKLOAD:
Duty work / week
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7
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9
10
11
12
13
14
Brainstorming
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Identify the objective

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Gathering information


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Group discussion



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Identify the target




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Making proposal





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Group discussion






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Making question







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Distribute questionnaire








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collecting data









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analyzing data and group discussion










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making conclusion post Mortem











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presentation and submit final report












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