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Capítulo 5. Discussion of Results- Reading Comprehension Strategies and Comprehension Monitoring in Bilingual International Relations College Students - Departamento de Lenguas. - Licenciatura en Idiomas. - Escuela de Artes y Humanidades - Universidad de las Américas Puebla.

Autor: Solares Baños, Ana Karen

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Reading Comprehension Strategies and Monitoring in International Relations Students 108 5.
Chapter five: Discussion of Results As seen in chapter four, student performances were very diverse.
However, some general results and similar behaviors could be observed.
We should start by recalling the original research problem that this study wanted to explore and develop.
Objective 1 in the present research project is concerned with whether bilingual readers transfer L1 reading strategies to L2 reading contexts, specifically academic ones, and objective 2 was aimed at finding whether this transfer helps readers improve their reading comprehension. The present research study, as expressed in research questions 1 through 3, sought to find out if indeed all students used different strategies when reading in their L1, if they transferred those strategies to their L2, and if they were as aware as they should be of their reading strategy use and of their comprehension monitoring process.
For all these questions, different results were obtained and they are presented in the rest of this chapter. Let us start now with the discussion of the results.
First, it was expected that not all students performed the way they do in an everyday basis.
This could be clearly seen with participants 5 and 9, who in the Political Science readings did not use the highlighter, the pen or the dictionaries but in the interview said that they did regularly use these kinds of materials when reading.
This could have happened because participants in general were not reading in a place where they felt relaxed, in the way and with the pace they like, and at times they did not feel comfortable. As mentioned in chapter three, the reading activities started with the presentation of some materials that could be used throughout the texts.
Then, students were told to start reading the texts and that after reading they would answer a reading questionnaire.
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