Date of Award
Master of Arts - School Psychology
Dr. Luis Aguerrevere
Dr. Frankie Clark
Dr. Daniel McCleary
Dr. Steven Estrada
Reading comprehension is a criterial skill that an individual must utilize to navigate in the twenty-first century. This skill is developed throughout grade school and continues into adulthood. Many successful readers use active highlighting to assist in their reading comprehension. Active Highlighting is one of the most commonly used approaches to increase reading comprehension. Technology is ever growing and slowly replacing its paper-format counterparts. Educational settings are beginning to use this tool as a more efficient way to teach and test student’s abilities. High-stake tests such as the SAT, are wanting to provide an online format for their exams. As technology continues to develop and replace paper-format text, it is critical to understand if there are any ramifications of using traditional reading comprehension strategies, such as highlighting material, in an electronic format. Thus, this study investigated if reading comprehension is improved when using the active reading comprehension strategy of highlighting. The study found that although highlighting did not impact the reading comprehension performance of all the individuals who participated, of those given the option to highlight or not, those who chose to highlight appeared to have higher reading comprehension performance. Additionally, when highlighting was optional, those that choose to highlight scored higher on the task. This may indicate that the effectiveness of reading strategies depends more on the capacity and willingness to use the strategy.
Ashbaugh, Christa, "The Enhancing Reading Comprehension Performance using the Strategy of Highlighting Electronic Text" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 285.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
Tell us how this article helped you.