oa Kano Studies - Intensive reading in English as a second language: a case study of BUK
|Article Title||Intensive reading in English as a second language: a case study of BUK|
|© Publisher:||Bayero University, Nigeria|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English and European Languages, Bayero University, Kano|
|Publication Date||Jan 2000|
|Pages||119 - 134|
|Keyword(s)||Academic reading, corner-cutting, language skills, Student choice of literature, Stylistics and vocabulary deficiency|
It could be argued that cutting corners, or looking for an easy way out, is a strategy that certain Nigerian university students adopt to get their academic reading quickly over and done in order to satisfy the requirement for the award of degrees of their choice. What deliberation there is accompanying that resolution may not be germane to the wishes foremost at the forefront of the minds of such students, final year ones especially - that of graduating with any of the upper classes of degree. In this paper I will show that the book choices that some students made for a course of mine lacked rigour, as the selections made appeared not to have been tempered by the conscientious deliberation according with my aim and theirs - that of their making sense of the course, and of earning excellent marks in it.
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