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This study aimed  to explore inference strategies necessary  read journal  article. Forty four English students  read set of text on  education text  and  answer  comprehension question.  The  two main  objectives  in this study  were to identify inference skills necessary to comprehend a research article in terms of the main ideas, the writing styl e/tone and other text-based elements such as lexical items, syntaxes well as discourse structures and to investigate inference strategies for coping  with text. Twenty  five of these participants also volunteered for an in depth  interview.  The findings  revealed that students  usually relied on their bottom up processing. They skipped difficult parts, especially technical information graphic  illustration. They  sought  help from  friends to enhance  their understanding. Overall,  they were successful at interpreting  the thesis statement, the gist of section,  the meaning  of the tested words and  clause. However,  they were less able to infer the underlying  argument, the tone of article, and the attitudes  of other toward  the research finding







Inference strategies reading research articles in a foreign language

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Yayah Nur Hidayah, Majalengka University

English language departement


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