Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

English Reading Comprehension Strategies Employed by The Students of First-Year English Education Program

Authors
Eddy Haryanto, Amirul Mukminin, Akhmad Habibi, Urip Sulistiyo, Misbie Septi Peni
Corresponding Author
Eddy Haryanto
Available Online November 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.19How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Learning Strategies; Reading Strategies; and Reading for General Purposes
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-322-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.19How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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