A Small-Scale Study of Reading Strategies Used by the Students in English Language Education Department Islamic University of Indonesia Batch 2015
Suly Tari Yolanda Fahlepi, 13322014
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The major aim of this study is to map and describe the reading strategies used by the student in English Language Education Department Islamic University of Indonesia. The participants were 71 students from English Language Education Department Islamic University of Indonesia batch 2015. The Survey of Reading Strategies (SORS) by Sheorey and Mokhtari (2002) was used as the instrument to collect data. The instrument contained 30 items including 13 global reading strategies, 8 problem solving strategies and 9 support reading strategies. The findings indicated that the participants used problem solving strategies more ( ̅=3,68) followed by support reading strategies ( ̅=3,68) and the last global reading strategies ( ̅= 3 ,38), which means the use of problem solving strategies and support reading strateagies are high and the use of global reading strategies is still on medium level. The result of this present study will help the students to improve their reading ability by utilize reading strategies in an appropriate and effective way.