Students' Interest in Reading English Texts
The purpose of this study was to examine students’ reading habits and the factors that influence their desire to read English texts. A total of thirty-four EFL students were chosen. A qualitative descriptive approach was used. A questionnaire and interviews were used to gather information. The study’s findings revealed that the students had a strong desire to read. Several factors influenced students’ interest, including their effort in reading, their motivation and assumptions about reading, all of which were categorized as at ‘high’ levels. The motivation of students had a significant impact on their desire to read. The desire to learn new things about interesting topics became the primary motivator for students to read. Given the importance of reading, it is critical to prepare an engaging reading text as well as engaging teaching methods to pique students’ interest in reading.
Keywords: Students’ Interest, Factor, Reading English Texts
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