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ERIC Number: EJ798527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Reading Reaction Journals in EAP Courses
Evans, Simon
ELT Journal, v62 n3 p240-247 Jul 2008
This paper looks at two specific problems faced by second-language university students attending courses in English for Academic Purposes: expository texts and reading-to-write tasks. A reading reaction journal (RRJ) can provide a forum for students as they activate a variety of reading strategies when reading expository text and in addition, can provide a focal point for students as they critically respond to text(s) before engaging in formal reading-to-write assignments based on the text(s). Responses from one group of students who used RRJs appear to confirm that the journals can indeed fulfill such a purpose.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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