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Reading Essays

Reading Techniques

According to Iswara (2014, p. 20), the use of variety reading techniques have the same purpose, namely to understand the academic reading to the fullest. From many reading techniques, there are four reading techniques usually used by college students in reading academic texts, namely selecting reading, skipping, skimming and scanning. …

Skimming and Scanning

SCANNING Scanning is a reading technique to be used when you want to find specific information quickly. In scanning, you have a question in your mind and you read a passage only to find the answer, ignoring unrelated information. Scanning can be done by: • State the specific information you …

A Bakhtinian Reading of Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales are a collection of stories told by a fictitious group of travellers, pilgrims on their way to Canterbury. The group met at an inn, and choose to journey together, telling tales to pass the time. Many of the strata of the society are represented: from a knight, …

Explaining Woman's Frailty: Feminist Readings of Gertrude

The sexuality of female characters in Hamlet is a favoured topic amongst critics, especially feminist ones. Feminist critic Valerie Traub explores the sexuality in Hamlet stating the following “in this vile and seductive garden, sexually threatening women poison vulnerable and unwitting men” [3] which I believe to be sarcasm as …

Extensive Reading Assistance to Struggling Readers Program: a Proposal

The Every Child A Reader Program (ECARP) is a national program that addresses the thrust of the Department of Education (DepEd) to make every child a reader at his/her grade level. It is designed to equip elementary pupils with strategic reading and writing skills to make them independent young readers …

Reading Comprehension of the Third Year High School Students of Roosevelt College

Introduction The Government of the Philippines chooses English as one of the compulsory subjects in high school. It is obligatory subject for the student to learn from first year to fourth year high school. Moreover, English has been learned not only by high school students but also by Elementary students. …

Close Reading: a Sentimental Journey

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy was the second and final novel of Laurence Sterne, published barely a month before his death in 1768. The novel first popularised the travel writing genre and describes the journey through France and to Italy undertaken by Mr Yorick, the parson who first …

The Underestimated Importance of Reading

For thousands of years, reading was considered a worthy activity and books were highly valued. Books are carriers for ideas. This is the reason why, thousands of years ago, some books were praised while others were subject to be burned – often together with their authors. However, nowadays in the …

Developing Reading Fluency with Repeated Reading

The article stresses the importance of repeated reading in helping both regular and special students worldwide improve their reading fluency, especially with the utilization of the proposed instructional guidelines. Reading fluency contributes to the efficiency of instructional strategies in enhancing students’ reading performance level by rereading a passage. It also …

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