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The role of content knowledge in the use of reading strategies

Mohd. Noor, Faizah (2008) The role of content knowledge in the use of reading strategies. In: Research In English Language Teaching. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 81-94. ISBN 978-983-52-0689-4

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Abstract

Many studies have been carried out to determine the causes of difficulty in comprehending texts. Among those frequently cited as factors that either inhibit or enhance text comprehension are the reader's content knowledge, the medium oflanguage used to convey the content, the reader's Ll reading ability and the reader's level of education. When reading subject-specific texts which are heavily-laden with facts, content knowledge is undoubtedly one of the biggest factors that determine a reader's success in reading comprehension. Readers would face great difficulty in comprehending such texts if they do not possess a sufficient level of content knowledge. The level of content knowledge one possesses influences the quality of reading as it activates the quality of questions raised by the reader (Scardamalia and Bereiter, 1991).

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:reading strategies, engineering text, content knowledge, text comprehension, think-aloud protocol
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:27846
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:17 Aug 2012 03:58
Last Modified:02 May 2013 06:08

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