The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Learning strategies in reading and writing: EAP contexts

Baker, William and Boonkit, Kamonpan (2004) Learning strategies in reading and writing: EAP contexts RELC Journal, 35, (3), pp. 299-328. (doi:10.1177/0033688205052143).

Record type: Article


Presently, the importance of culture and context is becoming a significant feature of research in the field of learning strategies. To date, there has been little research into learning strategies utilized for reading and writing in Asian EAP (English for Academic Purposes) contexts, and in particular in the Thai context. With this in mind, this research investigated learning strategies employed by undergraduate students at a Thai university studying EAP reading and writing courses. The research aimed to identify the most frequently used strategies and different strategy use between ‘successful’ and ‘less successful’ learners. Learning strategies were classified following Oxford’s (1990) six category taxonomy and an additional category of negative strategies. The results revealed metacognitive, cognitive and compensation as the most frequently used strategies overall. Differences in strategy use for successful and less successful readers and writers were also demonstrated. A number of affective and social strategies were identified in the quantitative analysis which needed further investigation. Furthermore, various strategies investigated in earlier learner strategy research seemed, based on this research, to be culturally inappropriate in the Thai context.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2004


Local EPrints ID: 66502
ISSN: 0033-6882
PURE UUID: 927c6d22-be48-4379-82bb-b94f04a8a4f5

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 29 Jun 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:24

Export record



Author: William Baker
Author: Kamonpan Boonkit

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.