The Strategy and ahievement in reading comprehension of the second graders of SMA Muhammadiyah 1 Babat: Correlational study

Ekowati, Retno (2013) The Strategy and ahievement in reading comprehension of the second graders of SMA Muhammadiyah 1 Babat: Correlational study. Masters thesis, Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya.

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Abstract

Reading is an individual activity to understand and get the meanings from the printed text. Reading activity needs schema to organize knowledge in memory and metacognitive to raise the awareness. To activate the schema and raise metacognition, reading strategy is needed to help them to construct the meanings and solve difficulties encountered in reading. From the last-three-year document of national exam of English which emphasized more reading comprehension, it can be known that some students scored high, some others scored low. The difference in achieving such a score may be influenced by the strategy use in reading. To know comprehensively reading strategy used and the reading comprehension achievement, the researcher is interested to find out the reading strategies used by the high achieving students and low achieving students of SMA Muhammadiyah 1 Babat when reading academic texts and doing reading tasks. Thus, this study focused on describing the reading strategies used by the high achieving students and the low achieving students, the most frequently used strategy by the students, and finding out whether there is any significant correlation between reading strategy and reading achievement. This non experimental study involves 56 second graders of the exact sciences program of SMA Muhammadiyah 1 Babat. Reading comprehension test was administered to measure the students’ reading comprehension of the high achieving students and the low achieving students. Survey of Reading Strategy (SORS) was used to measure the students’ reading strategy. The validity and the reliability of these two instruments were measured after they were applied to the pilot group. The results showed that the instruments were valid and reliable. The first results found that high achieving students of the second grade of the exact sciences program of SMA Muhammadiyah 1 Babat tended to use the three reading strategies (global strategy, problem solving strategy and support strategy). They indicated high level. The four activities of the global strategy are: having a purpose when reading, using context clues to help better understanding of the reading, thinking about what they know to help them understand what they read, and checking what to see if guesses about the text are correct. Besides, four activities of problem solving are: re-reading to increase understanding when the text becames difficult, reading slowly and carefully to make sure that the reader understands what to read, paying a closer attention to the material when the text

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Department: ["eprint_fieldopt_department_Graduate School" not defined]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading strategy, achievement, correlation, high achieving students, low achieving students.
Subjects: English Education
Divisions: Graduate School > Master Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 02:44
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 02:44
URI: http://repository.wima.ac.id/id/eprint/1868

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