Reading Comprehension and Metacognitive Strategies in First Year Engineering University Students in Pakistan

Mansoor Ahmed, Channa and Abdul Malik, Abassi and John, Stephen and Jam Khan, Mohammad and Masood, A. Memon and Zaimuariffudin Shukri, Nordin (2018) Reading Comprehension and Metacognitive Strategies in First Year Engineering University Students in Pakistan. International Journal of English Linguistics, 8 (6). pp. 78-87. ISSN 1923-869X

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The paper investigates the use of metacognitive strategies by first year engineering students at the time of classroom practice on reading text. The study was conducted in four engineering departments of a university in Pakistan. Data was collected through focus group interviews of first year engineering students. The researchers developed interview questions which were validated by two experts at university Malaysia Sarawak. Students were divided into 8 groups and each group had 5 informants. The data was recorded in audio-tape and organized gathered data through NVivo version 8 for interpretation of the results. The most important themes were generated through data analysis including thinking through images of the texts, selecting the main ideas, selecting the topic sentences, scanning of the texts, summarizing of the texts, and Questioning. The study contributed theoretically by giving the most promising results which showed that more than half of these groups used metacognitive strategies in classroom reading practice while less than half of groups did not use strategies and remained poor in reading comprehension. This study proposed to develop reading comprehension courses and syllabus based on reading strategies for engineering students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: metacognition, strategies, reading comprehension, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 01:26
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2021 23:19

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