The readability of the Arabic prose text

Zamri Arifin, Zulazhan Ab Halim, Nurul Masyitah Mohd Sham, Azimah Shurfa Mohammed Shukry

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Abstract

This study measures the readability level of Arabic prose texts among students from the Faculty of Islamic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Cloze test is used as an instrument to collect data. A review of previous studies shows that the cloze test is recognised as a tool for measuring readability for its high level of validity and reliability. The 22 respondents of the study are third-year degree students from the Department of Arabic Studies and Islamic Civilization who registered for the course of Arabic Literature in Andalusia. The texts used to measure the readability were taken from the notes by the lecturer teaching course. Research findings shows that a majority of the respondents scored poorly in the cloze test. Findings from the study suggest the readability level of the Arabic prose texts are at a very difficult level which challenges the readability level of the respondents. This shows that the texts are not suitable to be used as teaching material for the course. © IDOSI Publications, 2013.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-343
Number of pages6
JournalMiddle East Journal of Scientific Research
Volume17
Issue number3
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StatePublished - 2013

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  • Arabic prose text
  • Cloze test
  • Readability

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The readability of the Arabic prose text. / Arifin, Zamri; Halim, Zulazhan Ab; Sham, Nurul Masyitah Mohd; Shukry, Azimah Shurfa Mohammed.

In: Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2013, p. 338-343.

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Arifin, Zamri; Halim, Zulazhan Ab; Sham, Nurul Masyitah Mohd; Shukry, Azimah Shurfa Mohammed / The readability of the Arabic prose text.

In: Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2013, p. 338-343.

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