USE OF HIGHLIGHTING STRATEGIES IN READING COMPREHENSION AND EFFECTS ON ATTAINMENT IN SELECTED READING SKILLS
Keywords:language strategies, highlighting, reading comprehension, reading skills, skimming, scanning
This study had two specific research objectives, two research questions and four specific research hypotheses. The study used the quasi-experimental research designs. Data were collected using a standardised test. The study had as population English language students from secondary schools. The purposive sampling technique was used. The sample consisted of 40 students. The reliability of the instruments was established using Cronbach Alphaand which yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.70. Data collected were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 24.00). Findings revealed that reading comprehension performances of students taught skimming and scanning in the highlighting strategies were significantly higher than those of those who were not taught using the highlighting strategies.
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