The Effect of Skimming on Educational Reading Texts

Mahmoud Kamal Ibrahim Mostafa


The present study investigated the effect of skimming on the learners’ educational reading comprehension skills. In order to answer research questions, the researcher used both qualitative and quantitative methods. The researcher used observation and questionnaires as instruments to collect the data. The participants were 28 students in the common first year at Al-jouf university for the academic year 2020/2021. The study lasted for four weeks. The instruments of the study included observation and a questionnaire. They were approved by a panel of jury. The result of the study showed that most of the students positively responded that the skimming technique was an effective way to understand educational reading texts and helped them to answer the questions attached to the texts easily and quickly. As such, it was concluded that skimming had a positive effect on developing EFL university learners’ reading comprehension skills.

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