USING PEER TUTORING TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION (A Classroom Action Research in the First Grade Students of English Department of IKIP PGRI Madiun in the Academic Year of 2010/2011)

RAHMASARI, BRIGITTA SEPTARINI (2011) USING PEER TUTORING TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION (A Classroom Action Research in the First Grade Students of English Department of IKIP PGRI Madiun in the Academic Year of 2010/2011). Masters thesis, SEBELAS MARET UNIVERSITY.

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    This thesis is aimed at identifying whether peer tutoring can improve students’ reading comprehension or not and describing what happens with the class when peer tutoring technique is applied in reading class. The preliminary research showed that the students had problems on main idea, details, inferences, and word meaning. The research was done in IKIP PGRI Madiun from November 2010- Januari 2011. The subject of the study was the students of 1G of English Department of IKIP PGRI Madiun consisting of 40 students. It was a classroom action research. The researcher did some steps for each cycle. They were planning, action, observation, and reflection. In collecting the data, the researcher applied several techniques including observation, interview, questionnaire, and test. The quantitative data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. It compared between the scores of pre test (before implementing peer tutoring) and post test (after implementing peer tutoring), while the qualitative data were analyzed by using constant comparative method which consist of; comparing Incidents applicable to each category, integrating categories into their properties, delimiting theory, and writing theory. The result of the research shows that: (1) peer tutoring can improve students’ reading comprehension, which covers: main idea, detail, inferences, and word meaning. The improvement can also be seen from their results of post test. The means of the scores improve from cycle to cycle. The mean score of pre test is 56.83. Then, it increases to 63.41 in post test 1 and 68.58 in post test 2, and based on the result of t-test, there was significant improvement between pre test and post test, (2) peer tutoring can enhance students’ confidence and motivation in reading class. Besides, the class becomes active and alive. Moreover, they can collaborate with the others well. They demolish their barriers to ask and respond question. Also, Peer tutoring can reduce the dominancy of the teacher. In conclusion, peer tutoring is able to improve students’ reading comprehension. It stimulates students to be autonomous and active readers. In short, it is recommended that the English teachers use peer tutoring in teaching reading comprehension, so that it can be students’ own reading strategy in order to improve their reading comprehension.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Pasca Sarjana > Magister > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - S2
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    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 16:47
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 16:47
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/6268

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