Critical Thinking, Language Learning Strategies and Reading Comprehension Among EFL Senior High School Students

sri wahyuni purborini


Critical thinking is the ability to criticize something by their own thinking. Students need to use their critical thinking to comprehend the reading. Reading comprehension is the major of reading activity which is the readers building an understanding of the text. The goal is to gain an overall understanding of what is described in the text rather than to obtain meaning from isolated words or sentences. Students need to know their learning strategies. Language learning strategies is one of the way to know their learning style. Furthermore, applying the students’ critical thinking is important because it enhances the students reading comprehension to solve the problems that they got. To measure the students’ critical thinking, the researcher used Pearson’ Thinking Critically.

Using SILL Strategy Inventory for Language Learning is used to know the students learning style. Then used Reading Comprehension Assessment to know how well the students reading comprehension. The result was there was low correlation between critical thinking, language learning strategies and reading comprehension among EFL senior high school students. The result was 0.247 < 0.050. The hypothesis testing was accepted in low correlation. The contribution of critical thinking and language learning strategies was 6.1% and 93.9% from another factors.

Keywords: critical thinking, language learning strategies and reading comprehension

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