English Reading Comprehension Strategies Employed by The Students of First-Year English Education Program
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- Learning Strategies; Reading Strategies; and Reading for General Purposes
This study aimed to obtain deeper understanding and rich information about the reading comprehension strategies employed by the first year English education program students. The participants of this study were first year English education program students in Jambi University who got the highest scores in the course of Reading for General Purposes (RGP) of two classes (A and B). The study involved 6 students as the participants consisting of 3 students from each class. This study used qualitative design with a case study approach. In order to get the required and appropriate participants of the research, the documentary evidence which is the list of RGP scores of the two classes' students was utilized. An interview protocol which consists of 20 questions was used to obtain the data in accordance with the employment of English reading comprehension strategies. Reading strategies (cognitive and meta-cognitive) were evaluated under three headings: pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading. The results of this study indicated that the common English reading comprehension strategies employed by the participants in pre-reading is meta-cognitive strategy:reading the topic or heading of the text, looking at the pictures, graphs, maps, and other signs, and reading some first sentences. In while-reading, cognitive strategy was commonly employed: reading for better understanding, and taking notes or underlining some important information in a text. Further, in post-reading, cognitive strategy was applied: checking or evaluating their comprehension. Suggestions and recommendation are offered to all stakeholders: higher institution students, lecturers, and other related parties.
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TY - CONF AU - Eddy Haryanto AU - Amirul Mukminin AU - Akhmad Habibi AU - Urip Sulistiyo AU - Misbie Septi Peni PY - 2016/11 DA - 2016/11 TI - English Reading Comprehension Strategies Employed by The Students of First-Year English Education Program BT - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 89 EP - 94 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.19 DO - 10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.19 ID - Haryanto2016/11 ER -