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A Systematic Study on Strategically Reading to Enhance Practical Thinking for Second Language Learners

Journal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER) (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 69-73

Keywords : CALL; Schemata; Skimming; Scanning;

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Language has a significant role to transform our ideas and thoughts in a clear expressive way to interact and communicate with different parts of the world. English is a major language spoken in many countries to exchange their thoughts and ideas through scientific inventions, discoveries, science, medicine, Technology as a link language with broad applicability accepted all over the world. The rapid growth of modern technology with the steady rise of computer assisted Language learning (CALL) has given much scope to extract the information through practical methods. The students have to be trained to utilize their skills and strategies to deal with the texts such as decoding, evaluating, analysing, previewing and linking their schematic knowledge to extract the information. Reading is an activity to understand the written language through mind mapping, graphic signs and to decode the features of the language like skimming and scanning the relevant information through strategical methods. The findings of the study was conducted on various aspects of learning to test their proficiency levels in different Engineering colleges of B.Tech level in Moinabad. The workshop was conducted for a week and the students were examined in relevant areas like grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. They were given a task to read variety of books on Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biographies, comics etc. graded to their level of understanding. This paper tries to focus on the reading habits and to motivate the students to employ the relevant skills and strategies to form constructive ideas and thoughts to engage them in reading activity. Reading has the power to transform the attitude of self retrospection, produce meaningful essays, letters, short stories to extend their knowledge through automatic learning of vocabulary. The research on Extensive reading has proved that the students acquire the relevant comprehensive input of vocabulary and subject understanding in a tension free relaxed atmosphere. The main study of this paper will enlighten the students exposure to books on variety of topics outside the classroom activity or to browse through internet to become self reliant independent readers. This will automatically implant the relevant skills and strategies such as skimming, scanning, evaluating and analysing the texts to extract the information.

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