1. Scaffolding Comprehension and Recall Gaps: Effects of Paratextual Advance Organizers

Zia Tajeddin

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2013, , Pages 125-148

Abstract
  Although filling the gap in reading comprehension gained momentum with the rise of the top-down approach, Vygotsky’ concept of scaffolding and the dual code  theory provided a strong support for the use of paratext to enhance comprehension. Scaffolding is dependent on other-regulation, one ...  Read More

2. L2 Learners’ Use of Metadiscourse Markers in Online Discussion Forums

zis tajeddin; minoo alemi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2012, , Pages 93-122

Abstract
  This study aimed to investigate the use of interactional metadiscourse markers in 168 comments made by 28 university students of engineering via an educational forum held as part of a general English course. The students wrote their comments on six topics, with a total of 19,671 words. Their comments ...  Read More