Research proposal How to Improve the Reading Ability of College StudentsBy Yu Bin YaoI. IntroductionClasses should be learner-centered, with meaningful, functional activities, often, classes begin by finding out what the students don’t know. These classes operate on the assumption that there is a great deal of information that students lack and that the teacher and textbooks will impact that information to the students. Teachers who hold this assumption view students as plants waiting passively to be fed and watered. But I think the students should be regarded as explorers, active learners who bring a great deal to the learning process and at the same time, draw from their environment as they develop new understandings. The basic principle will be used in the teaching of reading. And the teachers should cultivate the students’ consciousness of learning how to improve these essential English learning skill./ The purpose of college English teaching is to improve the student’s skill of learning English by themselves, take reading for example, with the base of necessary phonetics, large vocabulary and good grammar. Some people think that reading is a very simple matter. You move your eyes along the line, and the author's message appears somehow in your mind. When a person is highly skilled as a reader, it does seem that something like that takes place. However, the actual reading process is quite complicated. Try to think back when you were first learning to read, or observe a young child learning to read. It is a very difficult, complex, sometimes, painful process. Reduced to its simplest elements, we might say that comprehension is a part of the communication process of getting the thoughts that were in the author's mind into the reader's, but how does one reader can get the idea clearly? It depends on the reading ability of the reader's. How can the readers make improvements in reading? Especially for the college students. There are many skills to improve one's ability of reading comprehension.
II. OutlineThesis statement: English reading ability, as an important capacity in our life and study, yet is not grasped well by most of our students, because we are lack of the components that include vocabulary , grammar, good reading habits, reading skills and so on. As long as we are ready for those , enhancing reading ability is not a problem. I. The significance of reading ability for college students. A. The definition of reading B. The importance of reading II. The Problems that students have A. B. C. D. lack of vocabularies weak at grammar no interests wrong reading habits and skillsIII. Components and Solutions of English reading comprehensive ability A. Enlarge vocabularies B. Improve grammar ability C. Change the reading habits D. Skimming and Scanning E. Read at a super speed F. Extensive and Intensive readingIV. Conclusion: Through the analysis above we should read between the lines so that we get closer to the author and have a better understanding to articles.
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