TEACHING SKIMMING ARTICLES IN AN ESP CONTEXT BY USING METACOGNITIVE STRATEGY TO INCREASE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION

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  • Eliza Trimadona

Abstract

To get good understanding of reading, the students can use skimming, reading quickly without missing important points. However, some students still do not know how to do skimming effectively, even in ESP context, because they still use the tradional one. This paper discussed about metacognitive skimming strategy to increase students understanding towards long articles. The steps of the strategy are (1). provide them with ten pages articles and ask them to read, (2). Stop them while just reading two or three paragraphs, (3). Take opportunity of their confussions to explain about why they read this, (4). Extend the discussion to show that how people read is closely connected to why they read, (5). Then ask them to  speculate on the purposes of reading texts in science and how these purposes may influence the way they approach the technical reading material, and (6). Discuss how skimming can be used in the research context. It hopes that by using this strategy the students could read long text by considering the purpose of reading itself especially in ESP context.

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Author Biography

Eliza Trimadona

Dosen Jurusan Tarbiyah Prodi Tadris Bahasa Inggris STAIN Kerinci

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2013-12-04

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