English Reading Comprehension Strategies Used by Students from Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Nakhon Phanom University

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The purposes of this research were 1) to study English reading comprehension of the students of Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Nakhon Phanom University 2) to investigate the strategies used by students in English reading comprehension and 3) to analyze which strategy helps students in English reading comprehension. The sample of this research was purposively selected, consisting of 103 students of Faculty of Agriculture and Technology Nakhon Phanom University. The research instruments were English reading comprehension test containing 50 question items and questionnaire. The frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation were employed to analyze the data. The findings of this research were as follows:

            1) The students’ English reading comprehension ability was 45.72 percent of the total score.

            2) The strategies which were the most used by the students were compensatory reading strategy 89.13 percent (x̅ = 3.21), cognitive reading strategies strategy 84.37 percent (x̅ = 3.11), and metacognitive reading strategies strategy 70.49 percent (x̅ = 2.26) respectively.
            3) There were 12 strategies that can help students in reading comprehension such as finding the main idea, marking or taking note, using background knowledge, using context clues, re-reading, setting goals, making a prediction, summarizing, using text structure, questioning about the text, referencing, using grammatical structure, and reaction to the text, respectively.            



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