Efficiency of Speed Reading and English Reading Comprehension of Undergraduate Students in Thailand

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The purposes of this research were 1) to study speed reading efficiency of undergraduate students in Thailand, 2) to compare reading ability of undergraduate students before and after the class, 3) to compare reading ability of experi­mental group and control group according before and after the class, and 4) to study satisfaction with the method of speed reading of the undergraduate students

Research samples were 35 undergraduate students in higher education level derived through simple random sam­pling technique. The instruments used for gathering the data were speed reading materials, a reading test, and a satisfaction questionnaire. Statistics used for analyzing the data were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, and content analysis.

Research findings were as follows:

  1. The reading efficiency of undergraduate students was at a moderate level.

  2. The scores of reading ability of undergraduate students after the class were higher that before the class with statisti­cally significance at 0.05 level.

  3. The scores of reading ability of experimental group students were higher than control group students with statis­tically significance at 0.05 level.

  4. The students’ satisfaction towards the speed reading technique was highly positive. 


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