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ERIC Number: EJ767764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1079-0195
Comparison of the Efficiency of Reading Comprehension Strategies on Iranian University Students' Comprehension
Fotovatian, Sepideh; Shokrpour, Nasrin
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v37 n2 p47-63 Spr 2007
Knowledge of the strategies used by English as a foreign language (EFL) or second language (ESL) readers can help instructors teach these techniques and thereby enhance their students' reading comprehension. The present study compared three categories of reading comprehension strategies (metacognitive, cognitive, and socio-affective) to determine their effects on 31 EFL students' reading comprehension. A standard reading comprehension test taken from the First Certificate in English (FCE) and a questionnaire were used to collect the data. The results of the analysis using Chi-square tests revealed both positive and negative strategies, showing that metacognitive strategies have positive effects on reading comprehension. Pedagogical implications are also discussed. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran