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IJAL 2010, 13(2): 1-18 Back to browse issues page
Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategy Use and Second Language Reading Test Performance: The Case of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners
Mohammad Reza Anani sarab , Mahsa Seif Reihani
Shahid Beheshti University
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The present study aimed at investigating the relationship between test takers’ cognitive and metacognitive strategy use and their second language reading test performance. The researchers employed the following instruments in order to get introspective and retrospective data from the participants: 1) a multiple-choice test on two reading passages, 2) a checklist of specific strategies for immediate introspective use after each item, 3) a questionnaire on more general strategies for retrospective use at the end of the test. The results showed that test-takers used both contributory and non-contributory strategies to get at the correct answer. The test-takers’ pattern of strategy use revealed a tendency towards the more frequent use of ‘returning to the passage’ as a contributory strategy and ‘guessing’ as a non-contributory strategy. The results also showed that the contributory and non-contributory strategies functioned differently when their use was compared across easy and difficult test passages.  
Keywords: Test-taking Strategies, Reading Test, Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies, Test Performance
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Anani sarab M R, Seif Reihani M. Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategy Use and Second Language Reading Test Performance: The Case of Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners. IJAL. 2010; 13 (2) :1-18
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Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics
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