The reading comprehension ability of the students of SMA Semen Gresik : a case study

Nirdawati, . (2007) The reading comprehension ability of the students of SMA Semen Gresik : a case study. Masters thesis, Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya.


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The aim of the research was to find out the reading ability ofthe students of Semen Gresik Senior High School. This research was based on the objective of reading instruction in the 2004 English curriculum for senior high school. It stated that the objective of learning in senior high school is to prepare the learners to continue their study to a university. The subjects of the research were the students of Semen Gresik senior high school. There were 183 students, consisting of 82 boys and 101 girls, were involved in this research. There were three kinds of instruments were used. The first instrument was, reading comprehension test. It was an objective tests consisting of 50 items. This test was used to know the reading ability of the students. It was administered on May 3,2006. The second instrument was a close questionnaires consisting of 10 statements. It was used to monitor the students' reading habits which affect their reading comprehension ability. And, the third instrument was an interview. It was used to avoid misunderstanding both the researcher and the respondents in order to obtain the truthful information. The results of the students' reading comprehension scores were ranked in order to know their category of reading ability. They could be categorized as excellent, very good, good, fair, poor or very poor. The results of the study showed that there was no student who was categorized as excellent. The study showed that 48.63% of the total percentage belongs to fair category. While the average score was 61.21, the mid point was 63 and the median was 62. The results of the questionnaires showed that the students' inability to comprehend English text was due to: (1) vocabulary problems, (2) grammatical features problems, (3) lexical accessibility, (4) the use of inappropriate techniques in reading. Based on these findings, it is suggested: (1) The teachers have to enrich vocabulary needed to understand the written texts. (2) The teachers have to practice various reading strategies. (3) The teachers have to friendly pressure in the form of persuasion and timing.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Department: ["eprint_fieldopt_department_Graduate School" not defined]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Comprehension processes, reading strategies, reading comprehension
Subjects: English Education
Divisions: Graduate School > Master Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Depositing User: Sri Kusuma Dewi
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 10:11
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 10:11

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