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A New Study Shows 92% Of College Students Prefer To Read Paper Books

Sorry, e-books.

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According to a study conducted by Naomi Baron, an American University linguistics professor, college students prefer to read paper books over electronics like laptops, tablets, and e-readers.

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The professor surveyed over 300 students enrolled in college or university from the United States, Germany, Japan, and Slovakia.

Baron spoke about her study in an interview with The New Republic:

"There are all kinds of reasons students will give—"I have a sense of accomplishment when I finish a book and I want to see it on the shelf." They care about the smell of a book. In the Slovakian data, when I asked what do you like most about reading in hard copy, one out of ten talked about the smell of books. There really is a physical, tactile, kinesthetic component to reading."

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