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USING MIND MAP FOR IMPROVING READING COMPREHENSION FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Linh Dieu Pham

Building: A11
Room: 2nd floor Reading Room-A11 Building
Date: 2018-10-12 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Last modified: 2018-10-04

Abstract


This research will be focused on applications of mind map helping first year students at Hanoi Metropolitan University improve their reading comprehension abilities, as well as supporting theories.

Reading is one of the most important, as well as difficult skills for each and every English learner to master it. It is not only a subject with load of printed words, but also a giant repertory of knowledge contained in them. Especially, for the freshmen who have to deal with these complicated and unfamiliar things, a helpful tool is needed. Mind map can be considered one of the most effective and feasible tools to do this task. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct a research on this issue.

The purpose of this research is to prove that using mind map as a self-study supporting tool is feasible for first year students to enhance their reading comprehension abilities. More specifically, thanks to this tool, they can learn words, as well as grasp the contents of texts much more easily and efficiently.

In addition, questionnaire survey is conducted in this research to elucidate points and ideas related to the reading comprehension ability of first year students, as well as associated with mind map. The scope of this study is only focus on the first year students majoring in English language who are taking part in reading class at Hanoi Metropolitan University. More specifically, their reading comprehension abilities are approximately at intermediate level based on the result of this questionnaire survey.


Keywords


Mind map; first year students; reading comprehension abilities; questionnaire survey