MCGRATH, Lisa, BERGGREN, Jessica and MEŽEK, Špela (2016). Reading EAP: Investigating high proficiency L2 university students’ strategy use through reading blogs. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 22, 152-164.
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This study investigates the reading strategies used by academically novice, but high-proficiency L2 students of English enrolled in a teacher education programme at a major Swedish university. Data were obtained from personal reading blogs kept by the students as they undertook course reading at home. An analysis revealed that students employed various reading strategies; however, there was limited evidence to suggest that students employed these strategies routinely. The most common strategy reported was connecting to short-term writing task. While students reported reflecting on their reading, they did not appear to amend unsuccessful strategy use, or re-use successful strategies. The study reveals the difficulties and limitations of high-proficiency L2 students who lack experience of reading academic literature in English, and discusses pedagogical implications for reading blogs.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Sheffield Institute of Education|
|Depositing User:||Lisa Mcgrath|
|Date Deposited:||21 Mar 2016 16:01|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2016 19:11|
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