IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION BY USING BUZZ GROUPS TECHNIQUE (A Classroom Action Research Conducted at the Seventh Grade of SMP Negeri 7 Surakarta in the Academic Year of 2010/2011)

MILANINGRUM, E (2011) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION BY USING BUZZ GROUPS TECHNIQUE (A Classroom Action Research Conducted at the Seventh Grade of SMP Negeri 7 Surakarta in the Academic Year of 2010/2011). Masters thesis, Universits Sebelas Maret Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan.

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    ABSTRACT E. Milaningrum. NIM X2207006. IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION BY USING BUZZ GROUPS TECHNIQUE (A Classroom Action Research Conducted at the Seventh Grade of SMP Negeri 7 Surakarta in the Academic Year of 2010/2011). Thesis, Surakarta: Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Sebelas Maret University, June, 2011. The objectives of this research are (1) to describe whether buzz groups technique improves reading comprehension of the seventh grade students of SMP N 7 Surakarta, (2) to describe the class situation when buzz group technique is used in reading classroom. Related to the purposes of the study, the research design used in this study was action research. The subject of the study was the students of class VII C of SMP Negeri 7 Surakarta in the academic year of 2010/2011. There were 36 students as the subject. The action research was conducted from March to April 2011. In this research, the researcher taught reading by using buzz groups technique. Buzz groups techniques is a technique of group discussion which consists of four to six students that are formed to respond to course-related questions in order to get ideas that are generated with the feedback and discussed by whole group within a specific period of time.The procedure of this research consits of generating idea, solving a problem or reaching a common viewpoint on the topic, and then followed by whole class discussions in larger groups to summarize the topic. The researcher conducted two cycles of action. In collecting the data, the researcher uses qualitative and quantitave technique. The qualitative data are obtained from observation, interview, document analysis, and photograph. The qualitative data are supported by quantitative data that are the mean score of students’ pre test and post test on reading. In this action research, the researcher is as the teacher in teaching learning process. Meanwhile, the observer is the English teacher. The results of this research are teaching reading by using buzz groups technique can effectively improve students’ reading comprehension. From the observation, the researcher found that during the action, the students have shown their improvement such as they were able to comprehend the text well, the situation of the teaching and learning process became more enjoyable and interesting, and all of the students were involved in the teaching and learning process. They can share their knowledge and help each other in uderstanding the lesson material. The students not only learn from the teacher explanation, but they can learn from their friend who also learn the same thing. This technique provides opportunies for the students to understand the lesson material more by asking each other group member without being ashamed and afraid, since the students are ussualy afraid to ask the difficulties to the teacher. From the reading comprehension test, the students’ pre-test mean score was 60.2 , increasing to 75.4 in the first post-test and increasing to 83.0 in the final posttest. Therefore, it can be concluded that teaching reading by using buzz groups technique can improve the students’ reading comprehension.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
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    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 17:10
    Last Modified: 15 Jul 2013 17:10
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/4540

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