IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION IN ANALYTICAL EXPOSITION THROUGH SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS (A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH IN CLASS IPS AT SECOND GRADE STUDENTS OF SMA BUDI UTOMO SOKARAJA IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013)

WAHYUNI, . (2013) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION IN ANALYTICAL EXPOSITION THROUGH SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS (A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH IN CLASS IPS AT SECOND GRADE STUDENTS OF SMA BUDI UTOMO SOKARAJA IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013). Bachelor thesis, UNIVERSITAS MUHAMMADIYAH PURWOKERTO.

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to find out whether Small Group Discussion can improve students’ reading comprehension to the XI IPS grade students of SMA Budi Utomo Sokaraja in the academic year 2012/2013. The method used a Classroom Action Research (CAR) which was designed by Wiriaatmadja design. The writer took two cycles with two actions in each cycle. It started from making planning, acting; observing and reflecting. There were two kinds of data that were collected. There were qualitative and quantitative. The qualitative data were taken from observation, questionnaire, interview and documentation. The quantitative data were taken from test (pre-test and post-test). To perform this research, the writer worked collaboratively with English teacher in that class. Based on the data analysis, it can be concluded that Small Group Discussion could improve students’ reading comprehension. It was proved by the result of students’ reading comprehension improvement at the end of Cycle 2, and the improvement of students’ reading comprehension of test was 88% (15students), in which their score reached the passing grade score of English lesson at SMA Budi Utomo Sokaraja in academic year 2012/2013 which was 75. There was an improvement of students’ reading comprehension of post-test at the end of Cycle 1 and Cycle 2. In Cycle 1, the mean result of students’ reading comprehension was 69.12% and in Cycle 2 was 79.41%. Thus, the improvement of students’ observation reached 17.64%, which meant that the students’ activeness improved after the implementation of Small Group Discussion. Furthermore, most of students gave their positive responses about the implementation of Small Group Discussion. It was supported by 80% students who gave positive responses in the questionnaire, which meant that the students felt happy having learning vocabulary using Small Group Discussion. Moreover, the interview results also supported the students’ pleasure about their English class especially in learning reading.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Additional Information: Pembimbing: Drs. Pudiyono, M.Hum. dan Faisal, S.S.,M.Pd
Uncontrolled Keywords: Improving Students, Reading Comprehension, Analytical Expositionthough, Small Group Discussion
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Nur Hardiansyah
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2017 08:13
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2017 08:13
URI: http://repository.ump.ac.id/id/eprint/6451

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