Teaching reading Strategies as the Key to Academic Success

Безпалова, Наталія Петрівна and Книшевицька, Лілія Володимирівна (2019) Teaching reading Strategies as the Key to Academic Success Science and Education a New Dimension. Pedagogy and Psychology (77). pp. 35-37. ISSN 2308-5258; 2308-1996

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Abstract

In recent years, universities place a more heavy emphasis on developing the ability of ESL/EFL students to read special¬ized authentic academic texts in order to be successful in the programs of study. In this light, raising awareness of cognitive and met- acognitive strategies that the students can use in completing their reading assignments seems to be of crucial importance. The present study examines cognitive and metacognitive reading strategies of EFL students. The data for this study were collected by means of a reading strategies survey. The correlation analysis and t-tests demonstrated that gender correlates with the use of cognitive and meta¬cognitive reading strategies.The results of the findings revealed that, in general, females used slightly more often cognitive and meta¬cognitive reading strategies than males. The study clearly indicates the need for teaching and raising awareness of cognitive and met¬acognitive reading strategies of the ESL/EFL students as the ones directly involved in cognitive processing of the academic reading materials. In addition, the study generally showed that gender influences selection and use of reading strategies. This fact could have implications for successful reading group activities where both genders would complement each other in the application of text pro¬cessing skills.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading; metacognitive strategies; cognitive strategies; ESL/EFL; gender; SPSS analysis
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Articles in journals > Наукові (входять до інших наукометричних баз, крім перерахованих, мають ISSN, DOI, індекс цитування)
Divisions: Факультети > Факультет права та міжнародних відносин > Кафедра іноземних мов
Depositing User: Наталія Петрівна Безпалова
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2019 08:52
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 08:52
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/28345

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