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## The Effect of Knowing the Main Idea of a Text on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Which Look for the Details of the Text

#### Pegah Merrikhi [1]

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• being misleaded by the names or titles of a reading text when answering to analytical questions or
• questions looking for details. And finally it seems to be of prime importance to ask students look for
• two kind of clues while reading a text: 1) the clues which guide readers toward the minute points of
• the text 2) the clues which help readers easier and better come to the broad and main point s of a
• text such as the name or the title of the text. Future researchers who are interested to work on
• reading skill can conduct this research in different settings with different subjects; like students of
• different language background with higher proficiency in English and they can also use another kind
• of materials for treating the subjects during the course participation. Or they can use the topics whose
• name doesn’t directly imply the main point of the topic and report their findings in order to get more
• evidence in this field and help all of those worldwide who are making efforts to improve reading
• comprehension skill.
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• The picture of the story which was included in both tests Appendix 2
• The story by which reading comprehension skill of the high school students was tested. (The students
• were at an elementary level of English proficiency).
• The old lady and the bank robber
• An old lady went out shopping last Tuesday. She came to a bank and saw a car
• near the door. A man got out of it and went into the bank. She looked into the car. The
• keys were in the lock.
• The old lady took the keys and followed the man into the bank.
• The man took a gun out of his pocket and said to the clerk, “give me the money ”
• But the old lady did not see this. She went to the man, put the keys in his hand
• and said, “young man, you’re stupid Never leave your keys in your car: someone’s going to steal it ”
• The man looked at the old woman for a few seconds. Then he took his keys, ran
• out of the bank, got into his car and drove away quickly, without any money. Appendix 3
• The multiple-choice test which was made based on the above-mentioned story: 1) What was the story about?
• a) an old man b) a bank
• c) money d) a bank robbery 2) The robber came to the bank…
• a) on foot b) by car
• c) by bus d) by taxi 3) Where was the gun?
• a) in the bank b) in the car
• c) in the robber’s pocket d) in the woman’s bag 4) Who was more important in this story?
• a) the man b) the old lady
• c) the clerk d) the people
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 Bibtex @ { ajesi18747, journal = {Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi}, issn = {2146-4014}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2015}, volume = {3}, pages = { - }, doi = {}, title = {The Effect of Knowing the Main Idea of a Text on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Which Look for the Details of the Text}, key = {cite}, author = {Merrikhi, Pegah} } APA Merrikhi, P . (2015). The Effect of Knowing the Main Idea of a Text on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Which Look for the Details of the Text. Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi, 3 (1), . Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/ajesi/issue/1528/18747 MLA Merrikhi, P . "The Effect of Knowing the Main Idea of a Text on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Which Look for the Details of the Text". Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi 3 (2015): Chicago Merrikhi, P . "The Effect of Knowing the Main Idea of a Text on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Which Look for the Details of the Text". Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi 3 (2015): RIS TY - JOUR T1 - The Effect of Knowing the Main Idea of a Text on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Which Look for the Details of the Text AU - Pegah Merrikhi Y1 - 2015 PY - 2015 N1 - DO - T2 - Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - EP - VL - 3 IS - 1 SN - 2146-4014- M3 - UR - Y2 - 2019 ER - EndNote %0 Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi The Effect of Knowing the Main Idea of a Text on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Which Look for the Details of the Text %A Pegah Merrikhi %T The Effect of Knowing the Main Idea of a Text on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Which Look for the Details of the Text %D 2015 %J Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi %P 2146-4014- %V 3 %N 1 %R %U ISNAD Merrikhi, Pegah . "The Effect of Knowing the Main Idea of a Text on Answering Multiple-Choice Questions Which Look for the Details of the Text". Anadolu Üniversitesi Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi 3 / 1 (Nisan 2015): -.