IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPETENCE THROUGH ALGORITHMIC READING PROGRAM (A Classroom Action Research at The Fourth Semester of IKIP PGRI Madiun 2007)

CHASANATUN, FIDA (2008) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPETENCE THROUGH ALGORITHMIC READING PROGRAM (A Classroom Action Research at The Fourth Semester of IKIP PGRI Madiun 2007). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    FIDA CHASANATUN. Improving the Students’ Reading Competence through Algorithmic Reading Program: A Classroom Action Research at IKIP PGRI Madiun in 2007. thesis. Surakarta. English education Department, Graduate School, Sebelas Maret University, 2008. The objective of the research is to examine whether or not Algorithmic Reading Program can improve the students’ reading competence. Besides, the research is also designed to study how effective and in what part of reading competence is when algorithmic reading program is applied to improve the students’ reading competence. The research was carried out at Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia (IKIP PGRI) Madiun, East Java, from march to July 2008 (employing A Classroom Action Research). The subjects of the research are fifteen students of semester IV G IKIP PGRI Madiun, consisting of fourteen girl students and a boy student. The data were obtain from several techniques including test, collaborative observation, interview, questionnaires, and document analysis. To analyze the quantitative data, the researcher applied a descriptive statistics, comprising the following dimensions: highest and lowest scores, and means. To analyze the qualitative data, the researcher applied constant comparative method as suggested by Glasser (in Lanjar Utami, 2008: 73). The findings reveal that the program of improving the students’ reading competence through algorithmic reading program is successful viewed from some dimensions. First, it can improve students’ reading habit. Second, it can improve students’ applying reading strategy; previewing and predicting. Third, it can improve students’ knowledge of reading world; English thinking skill. The research findings of this study imply that algorithmic reading program is very important in improving the students’ reading competence. Therefore it is recommended that: (1) the teachers has to give students opportunity to time their reading activity in order to increase their motivation; (2) the teachers have to know and teach them the way to think in English as the target language;(3) Teachers have to show and set an instruction to lead the students in improving book selecting ability; (4) They have to be more specific and clear in evaluating their own experience in reading strategy in order to find smaller meaningful part of linguistic term of reading materials and how their intellectual process works it out that will be helpful to set a clear instruction in succeeding the students’ intellectual process.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
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    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 17:40
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 17:40
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/6515

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