IMPROVING THE ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS’ READING EXPOSITORY TEXT ACHIEVEMENT BY USING CRITICAL READING STRATEGY AT SMA PLUS NEGERI 4 OKU

NOVARITA NOVARITA

Abstract


The purpose of this study were to find out (1) whether or not the usage of Critical
Reading Strategy significantly improve the eleventh grade students’ reading
expository text achievement at SMA Negeri 4 OKU, (2) whether or not there is
significant difference in reading expository text achievement between the students
who are taught by using Critical Reading Strategy and those who are taught by using
common strategy, (3) whether or not there is significant difference among the
eleventh grade male students in reading expository text achievement who are taught
by using Critical Reading Strategy and those who are taught by using the common
strategy, (4) whether or not there is significant difference among the eleventh grade
female students in reading expository text achievement who are taught by using
Critical Reading Strategy and those who are taught by using the common strategy,
(5) whether or not there is significant difference between the eleventh grade male
students and female students in reading expository text achievement who are taught
by using Critical Reading Strategy, and (6) what The eleventh grade students’
perception on the implementation of Critical Reading Strategy in their classroom.
The population of this study covered all of the eleventh grade students of SMA N 4
OKU in academic 2011/2012. The sample were selected using purposive random
sampling from the whole population. The writer chose fifteen male’s student and
female’s students in experimental and control groups. The study was conducted in
form of an experiment by doing 16 meetings of teaching including pre-test and posttest.
During the research, the students in experimental group were taught reading
material by using critical reading strategy. The reading material were taken based on
validity of the test. They are the levels of difficulty and the levels of appropriateness
of reading test items. To check whether the application of the instruction could run
well, the students were given reading comprehension tests. The obtained data were
analyzed using t-test. The findings showed that there was a statistically significant
progress in the English reading achievement of the students who were taught by
using critical reading strategy. The questionnaire was used to find out the students
perception on the implementation of critical reading strategy in their classroom. The
results of t-test was used by the writer showed that there was significant different for
all objective. In conclusion, Critical Reading Strategy was considered applicable to
improve reading expository text achievement at SMA Negeri 4 OKU.


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