READING STRATEGIES FOR NON-ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS: HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?

Zusana E. Pudyastuti

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Lack of English knowledge, lack of vocabulary and incapability in using reading strategies might become the reasons of most higher education students, particularly the students of non-English department, to feel reluctance reading in L2. For becoming successful and strategic readers, reading strategies are crucial. Unfortunately, the non-English department students are not taught about reading strategies which hinders their reading comprehension. A survey had been conducted to know more on the students’ attitude towards reading strategies for comprehending reading materials. The subject of this study was 28 students of non-English department students in a college in Malang. The study found out that most of the students considered that using reading strategies in their reading process was not necessary even though they had shown a positive attitude towards the use of reading strategies. Moreover, the implementation of reading strategies had not been able to improve their motivation in reading a text in English because most of them were not fully motivated. Thus, it can be concluded that reading strategies should be taught explicitly to the students of non-English department for improving their reading comprehension and for developing a good reading habit.

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reading strategies, reading comprehension, reading attitude, non-English department students

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21107/prosodi.v13i1.5348

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