Improving the Students’ Ability in Reading by Using Skimming Technique at the Seventh Grade of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka
1Suriati 2Roslina 3Nopriati
This research was designed to improve the students ability in reading by using skimming to seventh grade of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka. This technique was selected because it was expected to enable to students to be more actively and motivated in reading process. The question of the research “ Can Skimming improve the students ability in reading at the seventh grade of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka?” the objective of this research is generally to describe whether Skimming can improved the students in reading at the seventh grade of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka.
Design of the research was collaborative classroom action research (CAR). It means that when doing the research, the researcher collaborative with one of the English teacher of SMP Negeri 3 Kolaka. The subject of the research was class VII B in academic year of 2014 – 2015. The researcher was conducted in two cycles consisted of preliminary research, planning, implementing, observing, analysis and reflecting. Each cycle of the research, comprise three meetings.
Based on the result of the research showed the Skimming can improve the students reading ability. The improvement can be seen from two aspect, product and process. Firstly, the average score of the students in reading was 20 students’ fail , or the mean average score in the first cycle was 51.25. There were only 4 students’ successes or the mean completeness score was 69% students’ success in the first cycle. Improved to be 5 students’ fail or the mean average score was 78.75. there were 19 students’ success or the mean completeness score was 78% students’ success in the second cycle.
Secondly, the students were activity engaged and involved in teaching and learning process, it can be seen from the result of analyzing observation sheet that in the cycle one was 69% it improve to be 78% in the cycle two. It means that they had achieved the criteria of success. That was 72.
Key Word: Improving, Reading By using Skimming Technique