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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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CANTALICE, Lucicleide Maria de  and  OLIVEIRA, Katya Luciane de. Reading strategies and textual comprehension among university students. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2, pp. 227-234. ISSN 1413-8557.

In this study we explore the reading and understanding of texts by university students. We used the metacognitive reading strategies considering students’ age. We work with one hundred and ten students from Psychology course at a private University located in the State of São Paulo. We apply reading metacognitive strategy scale and a text containing 250 words prepared according to Cloze technique, which is characterized by omitting every fifth word. The work was developed with the students who accepted to take part in the investigation. The data were submitted to inferential statistics and revealed the relation existing between the punctuation of reading metacognitive strategies scale and the Cloze’s scores. It was also possible to evidence the differences in the university students’ reading comprehension according to their ages.

Keywords : Reading; Cloze testing; College students.

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