The effect of strategies-based instruction on student's reading comprehension of ESP texts

Majid Kh, Koochak Mirza, Khan
Reading strategies involve ways of processing text which will vary with the nature of the text, the reader's purpose, and the context of situation. Carrell, (1985) maintained that reading strategies can be taught and when taught, strategies help improve student' performance on tests of comprehension and recall. The purpose of the present study therefore, is to evaluate the effects of explicit training of a selected number of cognitive reading strategies on students' comprehension of ESP texts.
more » ... o this end, the reading strategies were taught to participants through the procedure put forward by Janzen (2002). The result was that participants in experimental group outperformed the control group in terms of comprehension of ESP reading texts suggesting that they benefited from the reading strategy trainings.