A Reading Program for College Students


This study aimed to develop a reading comprehension program on the reading competencies and comprehension level of college students. A focus group discussion (FGD) was conducted to gather insights from students on their reading habits and challenges, which served as the basis for the development of the reading program. The program focused on teaching specific reading strategies, building vocabulary, analyzing texts, and reading critically, evidence that a structured reading comprehension program can be effective in improving college students' reading competencies and comprehension level. The insights gathered from the FGD, reading inventory, cloze tests, Nelson-Denny Reading Test and the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment were crucial in developing the program that addressed the specific needs and challenges of the students. These findings have important implications for college educators and administrators, highlighting the need for targeted and well-designed reading programs to support students' academic success.

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Charito Ong, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Philippines
Grace Pimentel, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Philippines

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Conference: ACAH2023
Stream: South-East Asian Studies (including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos)

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To cite this article:
Ong C., & Pimentel G. (2023) A Reading Program for College Students ISSN: 2186-229X – The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-229X.2023.23
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-229X.2023.23

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