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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2015
By using the formative experiment, this study investigated how an instructional intervention, consisting of a Repeated Reading (RR) technique and an iPod Touch, helped achieve a valued pedagogical goal, that of enhancing the Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) of sixteen English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) first-year university students. Students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Reading Fluency
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Demir, Yusuf; Ertas, Abdullah – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Coursebook evaluation helps practitioners decide on the most appropriate coursebook to be exploited. Moreover, evaluation process enables to predict the potential strengths and weaknesses of a given coursebook. Checklist method is probably the most widely adopted way of judging coursebooks and there are plenty of ELT coursebook evaluation…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Course Evaluation, Instructional Material Evaluation, Media Selection
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Yayli, Demet; Canagarajah, Suresh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
With the purpose of describing the rhetorical preferences in composition, a field that has not received adequate attention in genre research, this article reports on an exploratory analysis of the moves and steps that make up research article introductions in the journals "Written Communication" and "Journal of Second Language…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Periodicals, Authors, Rhetoric
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Behroozizad, Sorayya; Nambiar, Radha M. K.; Amir, Zaini – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Learning English as a foreign language (EFL) has long been regarded a challenging task. Said challenge is clearly evident in the many studies attempting to delineate some of the major problems faced by EFL learners while trying to uncover both the sources and the solutions. This paper turns to the Vygotskian approach to language learning, in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns, Learning Theories
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Horning, Alice S. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Teachers of reading and writing have been getting a lot of criticism recently, mostly derived from studies showing that students and the population at large lack essential literacy skills to be successful. The move to multimodal literacy only complicates the problems already present. While some new skills are needed in order to engage in…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Language Processing, Literacy, Literacy Education
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Yayli, Demet; Canagarajah, A. Suresh – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
With the purpose of describing the rhetorical preferences in composition, a field that has not received adequate attention in genre research, this article reports on an exploratory analysis of the moves and steps that make up research article introductions in the journals "Written Communication" and "Journal of Second Language…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Journal Articles, Rhetoric, Preferences
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Mermelstein, Aaron David – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Today there is an increasing amount of research promoting the effectiveness of extensive reading (ER) towards increasing learners' vocabulary, comprehension, reading speed, and motivation towards reading. However, little has been done to measure the effects of ER on learners' reading levels. This quantitative study examined the effects of ER on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Reading Skills, Skill Development
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Bilikozen, Neslihan; Akyel, Ayse – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This study explores the relative contribution to EFL reading comprehension of the following individual-difference variables: prior knowledge, topic interest, linguistic proficiency, gender, reading motivation, and metacognitive awareness. It also investigates the relationship between the aforementioned individual differences and the role of text…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Reading Motivation, Prior Learning, Second Language Learning
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Brantmeier, Cindy; Xiucheng, Yu – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
Mastery of English in China has gathered increased prominence due to the need to foster cultural, political, and economic connections worldwide. Reading is an obvious skill of vital importance for advancing efforts as a player in the world economy. The present article examines research published in academic journals in Chinese and English to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Periodicals, Academic Discourse
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Charubusp, Sasima; Chinwonno, Apasara – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This study investigated the effects of Academic Literacy-Based Intervention (ALI) on 30 undergraduate Thai university students' English reading proficiency. Based on the English reading proficiency test, these students were sub-classified into 2 groups, 15 in the high English reading proficiency group and 15 in the low English reading proficiency…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Intervention, Undergraduate Students
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Comer, William J. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This descriptive study examines when and how students use Russian-English dictionaries while reading informational texts in Russian and what success they have with word lookup. The study uses introspective verbal protocols (i.e., think-alouds) to follow how readers construct meaning from two texts while reading them for a limited time first…
Descriptors: Dictionaries, Russian, English, Second Language Programs
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Angel, Rosalina Domínguez – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The present article examines the outcomes derived from a task on intensive reading carried out by university students. The main goal is to analyze the frequency of use and the success of idiom solving strategies used by the subjects while reading. Additionally, our interest is to compare the above outcomes and the reading time scores of a group of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Reading Rate, Reading Strategies, Retention (Psychology)
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Tavakoli, Hossein – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This paper reports a study that explored the overall pattern of metacognitive awareness of reading strategy use and its possible relationship with reading comprehension. Moreover, the study investigated the influence of gender and proficiency level on the use of these strategies. The Survey of Reading Strategies Questionnaire (SORS), the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Multivariate Analysis, Semi Structured Interviews
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Ghabanchi, Zargham; Rastegar, Rabe'e – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of both IQ and emotional intelligence on reading comprehension in Iran. Forty-five EFL college students from Payame Noor University of Gonbad and Azad University of Gorgan participated in this study. Three independent tests were administrated, including Bar-On's emotional intelligence inventory…
Descriptors: Correlation, Emotional Intelligence, College Students, Intelligence Quotient
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Marefat, Hamideh; Shirazi, Masoumeh Ahmadi – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2014
This study concerns the effect of letter position on the retention of words by EFL learners. Given the fact that everyone has a mental lexicon, we would suggest that words are possibly organized in alphabetical order, then it would be likely for the learners to retain the words easily when exposed to the first letters of given words. The study…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Retention (Psychology)
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