The Profile of Effective Readers and Their Learning Achievement

Riana Oktavia, Joko Nurkamto, Kristiandi Kristiandi


This article discusses the characteristics of effective readers in reading course books and their learning achievement. It is based on a research at English Education Department of FKIP UNS Surakarta 2013/ 2014. The research used qualitative approach in term of case study that deeply describes the case. It employed purposive sampling. The data were collected through observations, interviews, and documents analysis. The effective readers are influenced by their family, friends, lecturers, and their motivation. They read for getting something new and as background knowledge in learning process. They usually read alone, plan the schedule and prefer to read English books. Reading strategies of the effective readers are text books marking to the key points, making notes, keep reading, find easy readings, focus and understand by the context or read multiple sources. They are aware that appropriate reading give positive effects to their learning achievement. So, they always use their own reading strategies and it makes their better achievement.


effective readers; learning achievement

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