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Capítulo 6. Conclusions- 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 123 6.
Conclusions Let us now provide the conclusions reached after conducting this research project.
This section will first discuss the research problem and goals, and then, the research questions presented in chapter one will be answered.
Then, the inferences that can be drawn from all the research results will be addressed, taking into consideration the literature presented in chapter two and the expectations of the study. The research problem this study wanted to explore was whether bilingual readers transfer the reading strategies used in their L1 to their L2, and whether this transfer helps them improve their reading comprehension.
Also, the research objectives were to determine: 1) the extent to which bilingual International Relations college students transfer reading strategies when reading texts in Spanish and English, 2) the extent to which this transfer helps International Relations students understand the readings, and 3) the level of awareness International Relations students have of reading strategy use and of their comprehension monitoring process. The research problem and objectives lead us now to answer the four research questions posed in chapter one.
The first question was, ‘what kind of reading strategies do bilingual International Relations college students use (if used) when reading texts both in their L1 (Spanish) and their L2 (English)?’ First, it is important to mention that one can use reading strategies in any kind of text; however, it is more common to employ them in academic contexts.
Therefore, a specific area of academic interest had to be chosen in order to assess the reading comprehension process. Reading Comprehension Strategies and Monitoring in International Relations Students 124 As mentioned previously, the International Relations major was chosen as their students should possess a high level of English proficiency in order to attend c...






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