Improving Reading Comprehension Using Reading Strategies

Prameela Priadersini


Reading is fundamental in all academic disciplines. Many of the teachers do not think that teaching reading is a part of their job. This may be due to the constraints to complete their syllabus for examination. The teachers should also realize the difficulty the students face while reading the subject matter and comprehend it. This results in low rate of students’ success and retention. Moreover they lack interest in reading and go for notes and guides which results in rote learning. Number of views has been expressed to improve the Reading Skill of learners. It is suggested that learners who are very good in reading the first language can achieve proficiency in the second language also, but this study points to another direction, how more reading improves one’s sight vocabulary & thus one’s reading speed and comprehension. This article suggests various strategies adapted to the Engineering students to improve their reading speed and their comprehension level.


Reading proficiency; strategies; improvement; speed

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