The Journal of Information and Systems in Education
Online ISSN : 2186-3679
Print ISSN : 1348-236X
ISSN-L : 1348-236X
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An Analysis of Concept Mapping Style in EFL Reading Comprehension from the Viewpoint of Paragraph Structure of Text
Banni Satria AndokoYusuke HayashiTsukasa Hirashima
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2019 Volume 18 Issue 1 Pages 63-68

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In language learning contexts, reading comprehension is an important learning activity. In English as a foreign language (EFL) reading comprehension learning, a frequent reading style is the sentence-by-sentence style, in which learners understand the text only as separate sentences, not as a whole structure. This study focuses on the structural understanding of the text and map-making the process from the viewpoint of the paragraph. The assumption in this study is that map-making in KB mapping does not follow sentence order but focuses on sets of meanings formed by paragraphs. This study investigates the relation between the map-making processes in KB and SB mapping and the paragraph structure of the text.

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