A Qualitative Study of Reading Comprehension: An Insight from Pakistani Context Bridging the Needs of Engineering Students

Mansoor, Ahmed Channa and Zaimuariffudin, Shukri Nordin and Insaf Ali, Simming and Ali Asgher, Chandio (2016) A Qualitative Study of Reading Comprehension: An Insight from Pakistani Context Bridging the Needs of Engineering Students. International Journal Of English Linguistics, 6 (2). pp. 85-91. ISSN 1923-869X

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the teachers’ opinions in terms of reading comprehension instruction to the engineering students for bridging their difficulties in reading academic text in communication subject. The study was conducted in the four engineering departments of one university in Pakistan. Semi-structured interviews of 10 teachers were used as a qualitative instrument to collect data for this study to know the needs of engineering students in terms of reading comprehension. The data was analyzed through NVivo version 8 for interpretation of the results. This study provided the most promising findings to develop reading ability among engineering students. The findings revealed that teachers should use rereading text, text scanning, and text skimming strategies to develop reading comprehension ability of engineering students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: reading comprehension, reading strategies, academic reading, reading instruction, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 06:49
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 06:49
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/13842

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