Author: Unal Ulker1
1English Language Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: The academic success of the university students greatly depends on the mastery of an academic reading skill. However, students as well as teachers, take the learning of this skill for granted, as they tend to presuppose that reading skill is acquired as a part of their secondary education. As a result, most first-year students employ non university strategies to read academic texts, which leads to a surface approach to reading and prevents students from a better understanding of the material. This paper will discuss the strategies that involve students in taking a deep approach to reading academic texts.
Keywords: Reading Skill, Academic Reading Strategies, Reading for Academic Purposes
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), December 2017, Vol.4, No.3