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Title: Problems Faced by 2011 English Department Students of Satya Wacana Christian University in Comprehending IC Reading Texts and the Strategies Used to Cope with the Problems
Authors: Sari, Yuli Ambar
Keywords: reading;reading comprehension;reading problem;reading strategies
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS-UKSW
Abstract: This study aimed to find out students’ problems in comprehending IC Reading texts and the strategies that the students use to cope with the problems. To gather data, fifteen ED students of 2011 who were taking IC course became the participants of this qualitative study. The study took place in F building of English Department of Satya Wacana Christian University. The findings of this study showed that new language learners had many difficulties in comprehending reading text in IC course. The common problems that all the participants faced are about vocabulary and background knowledge, besides that grammar related problem such as grammatical complexity and types of question also became their problem. To cope with the problems, students used reading strategies such as using dictionaries for vocabulary problem, guessing from the context, using keywords, reading between the lines, and also efforts outside the class by doing a lot of reading practice. Based on the findings, several suggestions can be made to help teachers improve their teaching and to help the students to improve their reading efficiency.
URI: http://repository.uksw.edu/handle/123456789/7274
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