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Applying SPSE model to the comprehension of text organization by EFL learners

Shokouhi, Hussein and Adel, Seyyed Mohammad Reza 2004, Applying SPSE model to the comprehension of text organization by EFL learners, Iranian journal of applied linguistics, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 97-120.

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Title Applying SPSE model to the comprehension of text organization by EFL learners
Author(s) Shokouhi, Hussein
Adel, Seyyed Mohammad Reza
Journal name Iranian journal of applied linguistics
Volume number 7
Issue number 2
Start page 97
End page 120
Total pages 24
Publisher Research Institute of Foreign Languages, Teacher Training University
Place of publication Tehran, Iran
Publication date 2004-09
ISSN 1735-1634
Keyword(s) discourse organization
reading
spse model (situation, problem, solution, evaluation)
voice
Summary In order to test the effect of discourse organization on reading comprehension, two expository texts having an SPSE (situation- problem solution-evaluation) pattern were adminestered to a group of 30 undergraduate EFL students from Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz who had been screened from among 100 students. These students had scored 60 and over from a language proficiency test having 75 items. The results of the study confirmed that the subjects had relatively more difficulty in recalling the evaluation and the solution sections, and in particular the details of 'solution', than other sections of the expository texts. It is concluded that in addition to language proficiency, other factors such as voice and cognition which contribute to the organization of text and hence to the comprehensibility of it are essential.
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Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Research Institute of Foreign Languages, Teacher Training University
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