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ERIC Number: EJ1097361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2231-3338
Using Concept Mapping and Paraphrasing for Reading Comprehension
Marashi, Hamid; Bagheri, Nazanin
Journal on English Language Teaching, v5 n3 p12-18 Jul-Sep 2015
This study investigated the comparative impact of two types of teaching techniques, namely concept mapping and paraphrasing, on the reading comprehension of EFL learners. For this purpose, 60 learners of a total number of 90 intermediate learners studying at a language school in Karaj, Iran, were chosen through taking a piloted PET for homogenization prior to the study. They were then randomly put into two experimental groups: 30 learners undergoing the concept map teaching, and 30 learners experiencing the paraphrasing teaching treatment. A piloted reading comprehension test was administered as the post-test of the study after each group was exposed to the treatment for 10 sessions in five weeks. The mean scores of the two groups on this post-test were computed through an independent samples of t-test to test the hypothesis raised in the study. The results showed that neither group outperformed the other significantly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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