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Takase, Atsuko – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2007
To investigate factors that motivate Japanese high school students to read English extensively, I assessed 219 female high school students who participated in an extensive reading program for 1 academic year. The results showed that the 2 most influential factors were students' intrinsic motivation for first language (L1) reading and second…
Descriptors: High School Students, Reading Programs, Reading Habits, Reading Motivation
Keshavarz, Mohammad Hossein; Atai, Mahmoud Reza; Ahmadi, Hossein – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2007
This study investigated the effects of linguistic simplification and content schemata on reading comprehension and recall. The participants, 240 Iranian male students of English as a foreign language (EFL), were divided into 4 homogeneous groups, each consisting of 60 participants (30 with high proficiency and 30 with low proficiency). To elicit…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Schemata (Cognition), Linguistics, Reading Comprehension
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