THE EFFECT OF COLLABORATIVE STRATEGIC READING (CSR) TOWARD STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN READING COMPREHENSION (A Quasi Experimental of Third Semester Students of English Study Program of UMB In Academic Year 2016/2017).

Wilia Wulandari



This study aims to investigate the effect of Collaborative Strategy Reading (CSR) toward students’ reading Comprehension. This research employed quasi experiment method. The population was all the third semester students of Muhammadiyah University of Bengkulu. The sample was class III.B as control group and class III.C as experimental group which consisted of 20 students in each class. The experimental group received treatments by using Collaborative Strategy Reading (CSR), while the control group was taught by using small group discussion. The both groups were taught for 4 meetings and studied reading comprehension by using the same topic for each meeting. Pre-test was given to the two groups before giving the treatment. It means that there was a significant difference between the two groups. The result showed that Collaborative Strategy Reading (CSR) gave positive effect toward the students’ reading comprehension of the third semester students of Muhamadiyah University of Bengkulu. Finally, It is suggested that the teacher or lecturer to apply Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) as one of the alternative ways to improve students’ reading comprehension.


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