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ERIC Number: ED536735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Eye vs. Text Movement: Which Technique Leads to Faster Reading Comprehension?
Abdellah, Antar Solhy
Online Submission, CDELT (Centre for Developing English Language Teaching) "Occasional Papers" v48 p1-27 Jan. 2009
Eye fixation is a frequent problem that faces foreign language learners and hinders the flow of their reading comprehension. Although students are usually advised to read fast/skim to overcome this problem, eye fixation persists. The present study investigates the effect of using a paper-based program as compared to a computer-based software in speed reading on enhancing EFL majors' reading comprehension. 75 students of the primary division in the faculty of Education were randomly distributed into a control group (25), experimental group A (25), and experimental group B (25). Results of the study showed that students who were trained using the paper-based program scored significantly higher and achieved faster reading comprehension than those who were trained using the speed reading software. Discussion and interpretations of results are presented. Appended are: (1) Screenshots; (2) Pre-test in Speed Reading; and (3) Permission for Reprinting. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures, 2 footnotes, and 2 resources.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A