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Salimi, Esmaeel Ali; Mirian, Elham Sadat – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This mix-method research attempts at extending our knowledge about the impact of L1 glossing (Persian) for abstract words on reading comprehension in English. It also examines learners' attitudes towards abstract glossed words while engaged in reading. Sixty students in Iranian language institutes were recruited to participate in the quantitative…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Mesgarshahr, Abulfazl; Alavi, Seyyed Mohammad – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This study presents empirical evidence for the hypothesis that reading purpose may impact upon the cognitive processes that L2 readers use in comprehending a text. 25 advanced learners of English were put into two purpose groups--testing condition (TC) and learning condition (LC). The participants in the TC read two expository passages and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Second Language Learning
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Shorkaee, Hossein Zabihi; Talebi, Seyed Hassan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2018
This study investigated the effects of Reading Strategy Instruction (RSI) on reading performance and attitude toward reading strategies while reading texts of different difficulty levels. Fifty-five university students studying Political and Basic Sciences took part in this study. After homogenizing the participants, 24 students were in the…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Difficulty Level, Experimental Groups
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Course, Simla – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This paper reports the findings of an action research that was conducted over the course of two years. The research investigated the role of using reading diaries and strategy instruction with English Language Teaching trainees to foster greater learner autonomy and looked into the language learning strategies used by these students. The findings…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Diaries, Action Research, Learning Strategies
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Gilbert, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
While research has increasingly been focused on second language reading, it has primarily been centered on how the learner interacts and decodes printed text. However, there has been minimal research conducted on how the English language learner processes web text, navigates the Internet, or evaluates and comprehends what he/she is reading through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hassanpour, Masoumeh; Ghonsooly, Behzad; Nooghabi, Mehdi Jabbari; Shafiee, Mohammad Naser – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examined the relationship between students' metacognitive awareness and willingness to read English medical texts. So, a model was proposed and tested using structural equation modeling (SEM) with R software. Participants included 98 medical students of two classes. One class was assigned as the control group and the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Medical Education, Intervention
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Ahmadian, Moussa; Pasand, Parastou Gholami – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
This study explores Iranian EFL learners' online reading metacognitive strategy use and its relation to their self-efficacy in reading comprehension. It further examines the effect of gender in this respect. To these ends, the Online Survey of Reading Strategies (OSORS) and reading selfefficacy questionnaire were adopted and administered to 63…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Tajeddin, Zia; Tabatabaei, Soudabeh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Concept maps reflect the linkage of concepts or facts within a text. This study was set out to investigate whether concept mapping as a learning strategy would have any scaffolding effect on the reading comprehension and recall of propositions by L2 learners. Out of 60 high school students, 30 in the experimental group were exposed to concept…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Recall (Psychology), Reading Tests
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Izadi, Mehri; Nowrouzi, Hossein – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
The present study aimed at exploring the effect of reciprocal reading strategies instruction on reading comprehension of EFL learners. Emotional intelligence, another variable of interest, was assessed to indicate whether it plays a role in learners' comprehension. In a pre- and post-test study, forty-two learners went through a reciprocal reading…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Emotional Intelligence, Reciprocal Teaching, English (Second Language)
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Pinninti, Lakshmana Rao – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Over the last four decades, there has been a substantial body of research on metacognitive awareness of reading strategies. However, very few studies have focused on stage-wise frequency (pre-, while- and post-reading) and conditional knowledge of reading strategies. The purpose of this paper is to report stage-wise frequency and conditional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, Grade 9, Student Journals
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Anvari, Sahar; Farvardin, Mohammad Taghi – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
There are many questions about how EFL learners infer word meanings from context and what distinguishes successful from less successful inferencers. This study explored the lexical inferencing strategies used by EFL learners and the characteristics which distinguish successful from less successful inferencers. To this end, 15 EFL students in an…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Prichard, Caleb; Atkins, Andrew – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Previewing a text is a key global reading strategy. Previewing may increase comprehension as it can activate schema, increase global awareness of the text, and enhance the use of other reading strategies. Despite its importance, an explicit focus on previewing skills has been lacking and previous research on the reading strategies of second…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Student Surveys
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Gorsuch, Greta; Taguchi, Etsuo; Umehara, Hiroaki – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
A perennial challenge to second language educators and learners is getting sufficient input in settings where the L2 is not widely used, in this case beginning-level American university students learning Japanese. Reading is a significant means of getting L2 input, with recent calls for attention to reading and authentic texts as curriculum…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Learning, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension
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Kasemsap, Bharani; Lee, Hugo Yu-Hsiu – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This study aims to explore the application of reading strategies to the reading of English texts by Thai vocational college students. Data were collected via questionnaire surveys, think-aloud experiments and semi-structured interviews. The research results reveal different typologies of reading strategies adopted by lower and higher level English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Vocational Education
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Karnal, Adriana Riess; Pereira, Vera Vanmacher – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
This article aims at understanding cognitive strategies which are involved in reading academic texts in English as a L2/FL. Specifically, we focus on reading comprehension when a text is read either using Google translator or not. From this perspective we must consider the reading process in its complexity not only as a decoding process. We follow…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension
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