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Online Survey of Reading Strategies (OSORS): students’ Online reading in academic context

Jusoh, Zailani and Abdullah, Liza (2015) Online Survey of Reading Strategies (OSORS): students’ Online reading in academic context. Malaysian Journal of Distance Education, 17 (2). pp. 67-81. ISSN 1511-6433 E-ISSN 2180-4265

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Academic success greatly depends on the ability of students to capitalise the information available at their disposal through improved reading skills. However, the emergence of digital texts has transformed the nature of academic reading as online reading is reported to be different from traditional printed reading. As such, this paper which is based on a study conducted on students in a particular university in Malaysia, was written to investigate the extent of the use of strategies when reading online, in an academic setting and also to investigate whether differences in the use of the strategies between students in different field of studies exist. Findings suggest that students are all users of strategies and field of studies has no bearing on the type of overall strategies preferred. However, significant difference was found for support strategies. One of the implications is the need for class instruction in raising students’ awareness on the importance of varied usage of strategies when reading materials online

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3615/81862
Uncontrolled Keywords: online survey of reading strategies (OSORS), online reading strategies, university students, academic discipline
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2020 15:29
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020 15:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81862

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