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Assessing the metacognitive awareness of online reading strategies among pre-university students

Abdul Hamid, Zaidatul Akmal and Sheikh Ahmad, Ismail and Nordin, Mohd Shukri and Abd Rahman, Zainurin (2020) Assessing the metacognitive awareness of online reading strategies among pre-university students. International Journal of Language Literacy and Translation (IJOLLT), 3 (2). pp. 19-31. E-ISSN 2637-0484

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To achieve successful comprehension, a student has to be fully responsible of their own reading. However, being able to read proficiently carries a greater meaning now as more online materials are involved. Many students have been discovered to have difficulties mastering these non-linear readings as it requires more sophisticated strategies compared to conventional linear readings. It is believed that being aware of one’s strategies could improve the quality of their comprehension and due to that, it is the objective of this study to find out the metacognitive online reading strategy awareness of the participants involved by using Survey of Online Reading Strategies (OSORS) established by Anderson (2003). 495 pre-university students in a Malaysian public university were chosen to be the participants of this study. At the time of the study, they were taking English Language course and English is their second language. From the study, it was discovered that all the participants were aware of most of the online reading strategies but with a very different level of awareness. The strategies under the Problem Solving (PROB) strategy was the highest and this category involves the use of specific techniques when readers encounter problems while reading online. The students involved portrayed their least involvement with the strategies under Support Strategy (SUP) where tools such as live chatting, note taking, and using pictures and graphs are used in assisting their online reading. Due to the inconsistency in the level of awareness discovered in the findings, it is concluded that metacognitive online reading strategies need to be included in the teaching curriculum and teachers too need to be aware and be an expert in utilising the strategies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5710/84418
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online Reading, Metacognitive Online Reading Strategies, English as a Second Language, Pre-University Students
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1044 Internet in Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Kulliyyah of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2020 09:26
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2020 09:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84418

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