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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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R.E.A.P Strategy: Developing Esl Learners As Critical Readers

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Azizah Ya’acob, Rozmel Abdul Latiff , Taufik Rashid, Shazleena Othman, Raja Hanani Raja Mushahar



Critical readers, critical thinkers, critical thinking, ESL learners, reading skills, REAP Strategy, reading technique strategy,



In Malaysia, there have been continuous efforts to inculcate reading skills and thinking skills among students particularly university students. The ability to read effectively and think critically are essential skills for university students especially ESL learners. These skills are important learning outcomes among other fundamental academic skills in ensuring success in the university. Higher education requires students to use high level of reading skills and critical thinking skills as they have to read various reading materials which are mostly in English. Hence, it is vital to have an intervention in guiding and developing students as critical readers or thinkers. An action research was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of using the REAP technique as an intervention in an English Academic Communication course. The REAP technique stands for Read, Encode, Annotate and Ponder is a meta-cognitive strategy which teaches students to think deeply and guides students to ways of responding differently to a text by following the four-step strategy. This paper details the implementation of the REAP strategy and highlights the benefits of the strategy to students reading ability.



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