International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Reading Journal: Its Benefits for Extensive Reading
Jonathan Aliponga

This is a preliminary study, which aimed to investigate EFL (English as a Foreign Language) students’ opinions on the benefits of reading journal for Reading I, an extensive reading course for first year intermediate proficient students. It was limited only to finding out students’ opinions on whether or not the reading journal could and how it could motivate students to read, enable them to understand the main ideas and important details of the reading materials, and enable them to think critically. A six-item questionnaire was designed to elicit responses from the students about their opinions on the use of the reading journal. Implications to EFL language learning specifically, and teaching and learning generally are discussed.

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