Examining Polytechnic Students’ Metacognitive Reading Strategies using Think-Aloud Protocols Technique
Mornita Deri1, Sarimah Shamsudin2
1Mornita Deri, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
2Sarimah Shamsudin, Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 28 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 November 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 November 2019 | PP: 973-985 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10880986S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1088.0986S319
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Abstract: 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.
Keywords: Metacognitive Reading Strategies, Reading Difficulties, Text Comprehension.
Scope of the Article: Routing and Transport Protocols