Importance Of Metacognitive Strategies

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Metacognitive strategies are techniques used to help students comprehend their learning style; as it were, it means procedures intended for understudies to "think" about their 'reasoning'. Metacognitive strategies indicate higher order thinking which involves active control over the cognitive processes engaged in learning or reading. The idea of metacognitive strategies began from metacognition which initially showed up in Flavel’s research on the preschool children’s cognition in the early 1970s. Flavell (1978: 58) characterizes metacognition as "information that takes as its item or controls any part of any cognitive behavior”. In other words, the capacity of metacognition is to screen or manage cognitive strategies. O’Malley and Chamot…show more content…
This supports the importance of this research as it investigates only on metacognitive reading strategies. The result also indicates that reading strategies play a very important role in the students’ English reading comprehension tests as there are positive correlations of .711 between the use of reading strategies and the subjects’ English reading achievements. Furthermore, the result also shows high-proficiency readers use metacognitive and cognitive strategies more frequently than low proficiency…show more content…
The findings indicated that there was a strong positive correlation between reported metacognitive awareness of reading strategies and reading comprehension achievement. According to the findings, Iranian EFL students are moderately aware of reading strategies and the most frequently used strategies were the Support Reading Strategies (SUP), followed by Global Reading Strategies (GLOB), and then Problem-Solving Strategies (PROB). It was also revealed that no significant difference existed between male and female language learners in the use of reading
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