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Examining polytechnic students' metacognitive reading strategies using think-aloud protocols analysis

Deri, Mornita and Shamsudin, Sarimah (2018) Examining polytechnic students' metacognitive reading strategies using think-aloud protocols analysis. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (3.25). pp. 411-419. ISSN 2227-524X


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Text comprehension is the essence of reading. It plays a vital role in learning especially in the acquisition, sharing, and construction of knowledge. Many researchers have highlighted that metacognitive strategies are critically important aspects of skilled reading. Metacognition is basically referred to thinking about thinking. In the field of reading, metacognitive reading strategies are those activities that make readers aware of their thinking as they engage in reading tasks. Since reading is a cognitive enterprise, readers must apply metacognitive knowledge and must invoke conscious and deliberate strategies in order to achieve comprehension of text successfully. In this study, we will present the findings of the research which concentrate on metacognitive reading strategies used by students of Politeknik Kuching Sarawak when reading English texts. From the think aloud analysis, it was revealed that comprehension problems are the result of the students’ limited strategy repertoires and poor strategy choice and comprehension monitoring. From the results of the study, we concluded that teaching metacognitive reading strategies should be taken into account in developing students’ reading comprehension.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Metacognitive reading strategies, reading difficulties, text comprehension
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
ID Code:85211
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:17 Mar 2020 16:00
Last Modified:17 Mar 2020 16:00

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