Effects of Using Graphic Organizers Technique to Enhance Undergraduate Students’ English Critical Reading Skills

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Sunitra Sathongeay
Soranabordin Prasansaph

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The objectives of this research were to 1) compare students’ English critical reading skills before and after using graphic organizers technique and 2) survey the students’ satisfaction toward the graphic organizers technique. Sample was selected by a simple random sampling technique, comprised 36 undergraduate students, faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology, Silpakorn University. Research instruments included 1) learning units with graphic organizers technique to enhance undergraduate students’ English critical reading; 2) an English critical reading achievement test and 3) the satisfaction questionnaire toward the graphic organizers technique. Statistics for data analysis were mean and standard deviation, and t-test on independent variables. The results revealed that 1) the students’ English critical reading skills after using the graphic organizers were significantly higher at the .05 level, and 2) the students’ satisfaction toward the graphic organizers technique was at the very satisfied level.

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