• ISSN: 2010-3646
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Social. Scienc. Humanit.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (2015-2018); Quarterly (Since 2019)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJSSH
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IJSSH 2020 Vol.10(2): 46-50 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2020.V10.1012

The Effectiveness of Reading Strategies on Reading Comprehension

Choosri Banditvilai
Abstract—This research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of reading strategies on reading comprehension of the second year English major students who enrolled to study English Reading at the faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, Kasetsart University, to find out whether, after being trained in reading strategies, they were able to apply any of these strategies to their reading processes. The data were collected from a questionnaire and reading tasks and semi-structured interviews. The statistical techniques used were the mean value and standard deviation. The analysis of qualitative data and summary of key points were made from the interview. The findings were that reading strategies had a positive effect on the students’ reading comprehension. The students had favourable attitudes towards skimming, scanning, making predictions and questioning and they could apply these strategies to their reading processes and they helped them to comprehend the text better.

Index Terms—Reading strategies, reading comprehension, English reading, reading processes.

Choosri Banditvilai is with the Department of English, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus,Thailand (e-mail: cbanditvtlai@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Choosri Banditvilai, "The Effectiveness of Reading Strategies on Reading Comprehension," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 46-50, 2020.

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