Reading skills on finding the topic and the main idea

Kamalasari Kamalasari

Abstract


The purpose of this article was to discuss finding the topic and the main idea. Reading power is intended for students of English as a second language. In this article the four parts must be used concurrently since each part focuses on a different aspect of reading instruction; Those parts are topics, topics of conversations, topics of paragraphs, and main ideas. Reading is important when you are learning a new language because reading helps you learn to think in the new language, reading helps you build a better vocabulary, reading makes you more comfortable with written English you can write better English if you feel comfortable with the language, reading may be the only way for you to use English if you live in a non-English speaking country, and reading can help if you plan to study in an English speaking country. Reading comprehension involves specific thinking processes. These are designed to provide focused instruction in the reading skills based on these processes. Greater awareness of the relation between cognitive process and reading skills will help you apply the skills when you are reading. 


Keywords


second language; reading skills; topic; main idea

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