A Study Of The Relationship Between Critical Reading And Critical Thinking Abilities Of Undergraduate Learners

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Sumaira Younis , Saman Naeem , Dr. Zahid Ali , Nargis Yaqoob , Dr. Noor Ullah


Critical thinking skills are often emphasized in introductory university courses because of their importance in later levels of study. The primary purpose of this research is to examine and assess the relationship between reading comprehension and critical thinking. Students who plan on furthering their education after high school would benefit greatly from classes that teach them to read critically and assess texts. This study set out to quantify how much critical thought students put into their English reading. The research relies on a questionnaire administered to undergraduates at a single Karachi university as part of a qualitative investigation. Undergraduates still lack the abilities necessary for reading for pleasure, a problem that is highlighted by the study because of the importance of the link between reading comprehension and critical thinking. The results of this study reveal that college students have an optimistic view of reading comprehension, but that this view is not reflected in either their level of critical thinking or their aptitude to read critically. Reading a book instead of looking at a screen is better for your health, your mind, and your capacity to think critically. Instilling in children a lifelong love of reading is crucial to their academic achievement. Among the most significant recommendations provided by the current study are the refurbishment and expansion of libraries, the encouragement of students' use of higher order thinking skills to enhance their reading and comprehension in any context, and the revision of the English curriculum.

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