The Effect of Applying the Note-Taking Strategy on Improving the Auditory Comprehension Skills in the English Language Among University Students


  • Researcher Arev Merza Astifo Department of English, College of Education, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, n



Note-taking, auditory skills, English Language, learning strategy


The improvement of students' listening skills and note-taking strategy has a variety of effects on whether or not students succeed in their courses. Given the primary role of the lecture in education, these academic abilities need to be examined in terms of university students who are expected to perform academic abilities to the highest degree. Thus, this study aims at determining how university students in the English Language Teaching Departments conduct their note-taking procedures in their classes and its impact on improving auditory comprehension skills. The questionnaire was used in obtaining the results of the study while the sample of this study consists of 60 Kurdistan university students in the English language during the academic year 2022-2023. The study found that the majority of students believe that taking notes is more beneficial than memorization for improving their ability to answer to questions. According to the data, more than 70% of students acknowledged that they relied on memory to complete assignments while 60% of students stated that they lacked the time to take in-depth notes. Only 26.7% of students agreed with the conclusion that taking notes while reading interferes with their ability to concentrate. According to the results the individuals should try and practice building cognitive skills such as taking notes at all levels of their educational careers. Language teachers should use note-taking strategies to improve the listening abilities of their students. Teachers are recommended to look for creative teaching methods and practical teaching tools that promote more student involvement with the subject matter.

Keywords: Note-taking, auditory skills, English Language, learning strategy.




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How to Cite

Arev Merza Astifo, R. (2023). The Effect of Applying the Note-Taking Strategy on Improving the Auditory Comprehension Skills in the English Language Among University Students. Lark, 15(6), 776-762.