Forced pleasure reading may get you neither: comment on milliner (2017)

McQuillan, Jeff (2019) Forced pleasure reading may get you neither: comment on milliner (2017). Language and Language Teaching, 8 (1). pp. 18-20. ISSN 2277-307X

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Abstract

Milliner(2017) found no correlation between the number of words read by students in an extensive reading program and gain scores on a general measure of English language proficiency. I would like to argue that these results are probably due to the "forced pleasure reading" design of the study, which failed to follow the principles of effective free reading program.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: McQuillan, Jeff
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading, Pleasure
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1874
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