A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of
Pamantasan ng Cabuyao
In Partial Fulfillment of
The Requirements for the Degree of
Bachelor of Secondary Education
Major in English
Magallanes, Neressa B.
Manago, Annie Vie A.
Minor, Ma. Airene M.
Sarinas, Mary Grace C.
Villanueva, Elsa L.
Villanueva, Lyn G.
The researchers would like to take this opportunity to extend their heartfelt gratitude to those who contributed in the success of the study. To our parents and family, for loving and supporting us morally and financially. To Dr. Gaudencio L. Lat for being considerate and understanding in the administration of the study. To Professor Honeylie Buitre and Professor Mary Grace Laugico, for giving insights and helping us in the statistical treatment. To Professor Edwin Paming for allowing us to conduct the test during his class. To Professor Michelle Morado, for her competent educational guidance and assistance from the very start until the completion of the study. To Mr. Ronnie Batiao for his assistance, valuable advices, and generous support. To Ms. Annie Vie Manago, for letting us use her laptop for the typing and editing of the manuscript. To Ms. Elham Kashef Saberi and Ms. Azadeh Kashef Saberi for their help, cooperation and generous support for the completion of this study. To our teachers, for sharing their knowledge and intelligence with the researchers. To our classmates, for sharing ideas, concepts and even moments inside and outside the classroom. The Researchers
Vocabulary skills, in particular, are important. Why is it important? What are the advantages one can get from gaining a wide range of vocabulary? How do we learn from reading materials? Is reading materials a significant factor in one’s learning ability? It is a fact that reading materials helps in developing the vocabulary skills of the students. They become well informed by reading different reading materials such as educational books, journals, newspapers, dictionaries, and magazines. Most knowledge is transmitted to the printed page or electronically through the World Wide Web. However, based on the results of the study, exposure to reading materials does not necessarily mean that you are skilled in terms of vocabulary. There are many factors which needs to be considered such as the age, gender, preferred reading material, reading styles and socio-economic status. The main aim of this study is to determine how reading materials help develop vocabulary skills of First Year Education of Pamantasan ng Cabuyao. How does their learning styles, age, socio-economic status affects the development of their vocabulary skills?
Summary of Findings:
The following are the findings of the study:
1. Majority of the respondents with the frequency of 38 at 38% belong to 17 years of age. Female respondents register at a frequency of 80 comprising 80% of the total number of the respondents. Most of the respondents belong to the middle class at a frequency of 55%. 2. The following are the results of a series of tests which reveals that majority read books with weighted mean of 3.81, which implies that the students often read books rather than magazines, dictionaries, journals, and newspapers. 3. In a series of test conducted, it shows that book is the common reading material read by the students which ...