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READING MATERIALS IN DEVELOPING VOCABULARY SKILLS OF FIRST YEAR EDUCATION STUDENTS AT PAMANTASAN NG CABUAYO CABUYAO, LAGUNA: AN ASSESSMENT

S.Y.2011-2012

A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of
Pamantasan ng Cabuyao
Cabuyao, Laguna

In Partial Fulfillment of
The Requirements for the Degree of
Bachelor of Secondary Education
Major in English

by:
Magallanes, Neressa B.
Manago, Annie Vie A.
Minor, Ma. Airene M.
Sarinas, Mary Grace C.
Villanueva, Elsa L.
Villanueva, Lyn G.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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 ...
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