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Ibrahim, Engku Haliza Engku; Sarudin, Isarji; Muhamad, Ainon Jariah – English Language Teaching, 2016
There are many factors that contribute to one's ability to read effectively. Vocabulary size is one important factor that enhances reading comprehension. The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between students' reading comprehension skills and their vocabulary size. A total of 129 pre-university students undergoing an intensive…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Scores
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Razak, Norizan Abdul; Zaini, Nuramirah – English Language Teaching, 2014
Many researches have shown that different approach needed in analysing linear and non-linear reading comprehension texts and different cognitive skills are required. This research attempts to discover the relationship between Science Stream students' reading competency on linear and non-linear texts in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Scores, Multiple Intelligences
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Abdelaal, Noureldin Mohamed; Sase, Amal Saleh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
This study investigates the relationship between prior knowledge and reading comprehension in second language among postgraduate students in UPM. Participants in the study were 20 students who have the same level in English as a second language from several faculties. On the basis of a prior-knowledge questionnaire and test, students were…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Prior Learning, Graduate Students, English (Second Language)
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Juan, Wu Xiao; Abidin, Mohamad Jafre Zainol; Eng, Lin Siew – English Language Teaching, 2013
This survey aims at studying the relationship between English vocabulary threshold and word guessing strategy that is used in reading comprehension learning among 80 pre-university Chinese students in Malaysia. T-test is the main statistical test for this research, and the collected data is analysed using SPSS. From the standard deviation test…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction