Impacts of the Extensive Reading Texts on the Writing Performance of Iranian EFL Pre-university Students
Keywords:Extensive reading, Writing performance, Iranian EFL pre-university students, Reading skill, Writing skill
Both reading and writing skills play essential roles in second/foreign language teaching and learning. The objective of the present study is to investigate the impacts of extensive reading on the writing performance of Iranian EFL pre-university students. To achieve the aim of the study, 48 students were randomly chosen from pre-university students, 24 of whom were ascribed to experimental group and the other half assigned to the control groups. Data of the study were collected within a six-month period via a pre-test and post-test designed for comparable groups. The control group was treated by the regular teaching of an English teacher with the direct supervision of the researcher; however, the experimental group was treated by the researcher.Â An independent sample t-test was used as a statistical test. Findings of the study showed that the experimental group outstripped the control group, resulting in null hypothesis rejection. This indicated that the extensive reading may have a significant positive effect on EFL learners' writing performance.
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