Difficulties that Students Face in English Department at Al-Zawia University When Comprehending a Text

Majda Rashed
2016 International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities   unpublished
This study was aimed to identify the reading comprehension difficulties encountered by some English Language students at Al-Zawia University, as well as to draw the students' attention to use reading comprehension skills which help in comprehending a text. The study sample consists of 100 students as participants. The data were collected by using reading comprehension test. The data collected from the test was analyzed statistically. The results of the analysis indicated that some English
more » ... ge students failed to comprehend a text because they lack the reading comprehension skills, namely, getting the main idea, inferring meaning, and determining the meaning of vocabulary from context. This can be noticed clearly from the answers to the test. In order to find appropriate solutions to the difficulties which the students encounter, it has been recommended that practice and focus should be made on the reading comprehension skills.