Reading comprehension, in its proper context, is fundamental to the acquisition of knowledge, which is the basis not only for performing well in exams but also for research in all disciplines of higher education. In order to study the improvement of reading skills in English, an experiment was conducted with first years students from the following three higher educational institutions in Samarkand: 1. Samarkand State University (SamSU), 2. Samarkand-Finland Institute of Pedagogy (SamFIP), and 3. Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages (SamSIFL). Control groups and experimental groups were separately identified in each of the institutions based on a rough similarity of academic backgrounds of participating students. The initial data was collected in the following semesters: from SamSU in the session that began in March of 2021, from SamFIP in the session beginning in September 2021, and from SamSIFL in the session that commences in March 2022. While the control groups consisted of 29 students in SamSU, 30 in SamFIP, and 18 in SamIFL, the experimental groups consisted of 26 students in SamSU, 30 in SamFIP, and 18 in SamIFL. Right in the beginning of their respective semesters a reading-based proficiency test was administered to both the control and experimental groups simultaneously. For a semester, efforts were made to improve the reading skills of students with the help of a specially prepared manual. At the end of their respective semesters the control groups and the experimental groups were again tested by administering a relatively higher-level reading-based test. The findings reveal that a careful focus on the development of reading skills among the students leads to a much better academic performance. The experimental data and the findings will be presented in the conference


English reading findings development


How to Cite
Kadirova Firuza Rustamovna. (2024). Advancing English Reading Proficiency. Texas Journal of Philology, Culture and History, 28, 30–40. https://doi.org/10.62480/tjpch.2024.vol28.pp30-34


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