International Article Review (How Do I Find a Research Article?) - Part 3

Hello everyone...Welcome back to my little blog :-)In this post, I want to tell you how do I find a research article and how hard to find it.Okay, let's start!
In my experience, first of all, I find it difficult to distinguish between research article and journal article because it's almost similar, so I am a little confused.  

I think the article is like information article on the websites. Then, I asked my friend, and she told me if I wanted to find a research article, please visit and after that I Iooked for it with the topic that I like.

International Article Review (Abstract)- Part 2

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In my previous post, I have reviewed "what is the writer trying to say?". Today, I am going to share what I get from the abstract of it. Well, here it is...
In this abstract, I can find the author's purpose in his research. The goal is to test as effectively as whether shadowing improves the listening ability of the learner. The authors conducted a study with participants comprising 43 Japanese English as a foreign language (EFL) students from a Japanese national university.
Students are divided into low and medium proficiency groups using pre-test hearing results. The result was good enough wherein the two groups their value tends to increase. Thus, language instructors may wish to use shadowing to improve the language skills of foreign learners especially for bottom-up in the listening process.
It's all about what I can get from his abstract, thank you for reading.
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International Article Review- Part 1

Hello everyone...
I'm finally back, I can not believe it is already March! I'm ready to hit this blog again.
In this post, I will share "what is the writer trying to say?" From International Article with title "Shadowing: Who benefits and how? Uncovering a boom EFL teaching technique for listening comprehension" by Yo Hamada. Okay, check this out!
Listening skills is one of the most important skills to improve your English listening skills. Shadowing is an effective way to improve listening skills. The authors of this article do research in Japan to prove it, and the results are quite satisfactory.
Although this study compared the effectiveness of shadowing by the group, there were several learners in both groups showing different patterns of improvement. As the data on shadowing is still limited, he hopes this research will trigger further research.
Okay, that's all that the author is trying to describe.
Thank you for reading!

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PART II. The Place of Reason in Assessing Educational Arguments

Chapter IV: The Place of Metaphysical Reasons in Education
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