THE CORRELATION BETWEEN STUDENTS’ GRAMMAR MASTERY AND THEIR ABILITY IN ARRANGING JUMBLED WORDS INTO GOOD SENTENCE

OKTA MAHENDRA, FENNY THRESIA

Abstract


The objective of this research is to know the correlation between students’ grammar
mastery and their ability in arranging jumbled words into good sentence at the fifth
semester of English Education Study Program Muhammadiyah University of Metro
academic year 2015/2016. This research is quantitative research. The population in
this research is fifth semester of English Study Education Program Muhammadiyah
University Academic Year 2015/2016. The researcher used saturated sampling; all
of the students at fifth semester. with amount 45 students. The data collecting
technique used are the test of grammar mastery especially at simple simple past
tense and the test of ability in arranging jumbledd words into good sentence. The
researcher used Lilliefors formula to test the normality of the research and Product
Moment Correlation to test the hypothesis. Based on the data analysis, the
researcher finds there is correlation between students’ grammar mastery and their
ability in arranging jumbledd words into good sentence with coefficient xy r = 0,97.
This value is consulted by rtable =0,294 and the result is 0,97>0,294, therefore there is
correlation between X variable and Y variable. The conclusion, there is correlation
between students’ grammar mastery especially at simple simple past tense and their
ability in arranging jumbledd words into good sentence at fifth semester in
Muhammadiyah University of Metro academic year 2015/ 2016.


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