Calibration of Comprehension and Performance in L2 Reading


Seda SARAC, Betul TARHAN


Abstract

Comprehension monitoring is crucial for successful reading. Although the researchers appreciate the importance of comprehension monitoring in L2 reading, there are only a few studies done on the comprehension monitoring ability of L2 readers. The main aim of this study was to investigate the comprehension monitoring abilities of university students while reading expository texts in L2. The results showed that the students’ were not able to calibrate their comprehension at above chance level whereas they were able to calibrate their performance. The results were discussed comparative to findings from earlier research in L1 reading.

 


Keywords

Metacomprehension, Second Language, Calibration

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic EU Education Programs
Pages 167 - 179
Issue IEJEE, Volume 2, Issue 1, Special Issue Metacognition
Date of acceptance 01 October 2009
Read (times) 488
Downloaded (times) 204

Author(s) Details

Seda SARAC

Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey


Betul TARHAN

Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey


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