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ERIC Number: EJ994908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1533-242X
Hypermedia Reading Strategies Used by Persian Graduate Students in TEFL: A Think-Aloud Study
Ketabi, Saeed; Ghavamnia, Maedeh; Rezazadeh, Mohsen
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v12 n1 p39-49 Apr 2012
This study investigated the cognitive strategies used by Persian EFL (English as a foreign language) graduate students while reading a hypermedia text. Prior to the start of the study, the Nelson-Denny Reading Test was used in order to measure the reading ability of the students. Data was collected through think-aloud protocols, and the strategies used by the proficient group and the less-proficient group were compared. A semi-structured interview was also conducted. Results indicate that there was a considerable difference in the strategies used between the two groups; strategies used by the proficient group were mainly skimming and using prior knowledge. In contrast, the less-proficient group mostly used paraphrasing, translation into L1, and referring to the dictionary as major cognitive and metacognitive strategies. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran