Enhancing reading comprehension via instruction of a metacognitive strategy: a case study of Iranian EFL learners


Karen Kow Yip Cheng


Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Amir Biglar Beigi


University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Although many studies have confirmed the importance and usefulness of metacognitive strategies in enhancing reading comprehension, instructing the exact use of these strategies has been a relatively neglected area. There are various reading strategies and in this study, the strategy of scanning, that is, one of the SQ3R strategies (Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review) is investigated. This study examined the impact of teaching the scanning strategy metacognitively on reading comprehension enhancement of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students.


reading strategies; scanning strategy; metacognition; reading comprehension; Iranian EFL students

Publication Date

June 1, 2008


Volume 2, Issue 1

Citation information

Cheng, Karen Kow Yip, and Amir Biglar Beigi. 2008. “Enhancing reading comprehension via instruction of a metacognitive strategy: a case study of Iranian EFL learners.” Language. Text. Society 2 (1): e24-e47. https://ltsj.online/2008-02-1-cheng-beigi. (Journal title at the time of publication: SamaraAltLinguo E-Journal.)


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