Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 6(5), pp. 197 - 205
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2018.060501
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How Effective Can Additive Assigned Extracurricular Reading Be? More Good News


I-Chin Nonie Chiang *
Foreign Language Center, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, R. O. C, China

ABSTRACT

This paper reports the effect of additive assigned extracurricular reading at the tertiary level of education in Taiwan. Chiang [1] implemented additive assigned reading after school in a college English course and used the General English Proficiency Test for the measurement of students for three consecutive academic years. The pre-/post comparison showed significant gains over all three years. The current study repeated the procedure and reported on the 4th and the last year from of study before course reform took place. The results continuously showed significant improvement in GEPT scores between the pre-/post- tests. Implications of the results for potential factors such as reading amount and frequency are discussed.

KEYWORDS
Extracurricular Reading, Extensive Reading Graded Readers, GEPT

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] I-Chin Nonie Chiang , "How Effective Can Additive Assigned Extracurricular Reading Be? More Good News," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 197 - 205, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2018.060501.

(b). APA Format:
I-Chin Nonie Chiang (2018). How Effective Can Additive Assigned Extracurricular Reading Be? More Good News. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 6(5), 197 - 205. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2018.060501.