The correlation between reading achievement and writing achievement of the English Department students

Wiranata, Fianti (2009) The correlation between reading achievement and writing achievement of the English Department students. Undergraduate thesis, Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya.

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Abstract

Reading and writing are the two subjects taught separately at the English Department of Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. Moreover, reading is assumed as receptive skill. On the contrary, writing is a productive skill which is an active thinking process. This reason leads the writer to conduct this study. The writer argues that reading and writing are important for the English Department students to be mastered. This study is conducted in order to find out whether there is a positive significant correlation between reading achievement and writing achievement of the English Department students. To get the answer to the problem statement, the writer analyzed the data which are the students’ reading achievement and writing achievement in order to find out whether reading correlate with writing or not and what the correlation is. Dubin, Eskey, and Grabe (1986, p.33) who said that “Reading and writing are mirror-image processes” strengthen the writer’s assumption that both reading and writing are correlated as active thinking learning processes to communicate which make use of the knowledge in the brain. Mirror image can be meant as a reflection (Answers Corporation, (n.d.)). From the quotation above, it can be assumed that reading and writing are the process of reflection of the knowledge stored in the mind. In the process of reading, the knowledge that the readers have is needed for the readers to support them to interpreting and understanding the meaning of the text and then to broaden the previous knowledge. It is also important in writing; the knowledge stored in the brain is used to express the ideas in written form. The method that is used in this study is correlation method. The writer compare the two variables which is reading achievement and writing achievement to view whether reading achievement is related to writing achievement. The results of this study show that there is a positive correlation between reading achievement and writing achievement of the English Department students and the correlation is significant. It is found that the correlation between reading achievement and the writing achievement is low with the value of 0,384 and the significance of the correlation is more than the table of the coefficient correlation which is 0,254. The writer has some suggestions. First, she suggests reading and writing to be taught by the same lecturer at the English Department of Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University. Second, for further research the writer suggests to find out whether the students with reading disabilities can make any success in writing. The writer also suggests the other researcher to make a research about the correlation between reading achievement and speaking achievement.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Department: ["eprint_fieldopt_department_Faculty of Teacher Training and Education" not defined]
Uncontrolled Keywords: correlation, reading, writing, and achievement
Subjects: English Education
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > English Education Study Program
Depositing User: Thomas Aryanatan Lena
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2016 03:24
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 03:24
URI: http://repository.wima.ac.id/id/eprint/7170

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