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ERIC Number: ED463650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Journal-Writing in University Pleasure-Reading Activities.
Wu, Siew-Rong
This study used journals and image notebooks to examine English as a Foreign Language (EFL) university students' cognitive skill development as they completed pleasure-reading activities that preceded creative writing tasks. Participants were freshmen at Taiwan's National Yang-Ming University who were enrolled in an English reading and writing course. Students completed a short story project in which they chose mystery novels, detective novels, or other novels to read for pleasure. This pleasure-reading activity was designed to facilitate their intrinsic motivation. To put the theory of the writing-reading connection into practice, the researcher observed and analyzed these student writers' journals, image notebooks, and final learning assessments, investigating their cognitive development in reading and writing. Results found that students were successfully empowered to create their own short stories by using the writing skills they learned both in and out of class from extensive reading of mystery or detective stories. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan