Improving the Students’ Vocabulary Mastery by Picture Media at the Second Grade of SMP Negeri 1 Poli-polia
1Nanda, Reskia 2Zakaria 3Roslina
This research was designed to improve students’ vocabulary mastery by Picture media at the second grade of SMP Negeri 1 Poli-polia. The research question was “How can picture media improve the students’ vocabulary mastery at the second grade of SMPN 1 Poli-Polia in each cycle?”. The objective of the research was to describe the students’ vocabulary mastery by picture media and specifically, to improve the students’ vocabulary mastery at the second grade ofSMPN 1 Poli-polia.Designof this research was collaborative Classroom Action Research (CAR) The data of this research was obtained from the result of vocabulary test and observation sheets. The findings of this research show that Picture Media could improve the students’ vocabulary mastery. The improvement could be described on the average score and the completeness. The average score of the first cycle was 55, 43 and completeness was 21,73% and improves in the second cycle, the average was 76,52 and completeness was 86,95%.
Finally, it is recommended for the English teacher to apply this media as one of the alternatives that could be used in teaching vocabulary. because this media could improve the students’ vocabulary mastery.
Key Words: Vocabulary, Picture Media, CAR
Grammatical Error Analysis in Students’ Recount Texts (Content Analysis of the Third Grade Students of SMA Negeri 1 Samaturu)
1Ridwan 2Roslina 3Hamid, La Ode Muh. Idrus
This final project primarily deals with grammatical error analysis. To describe the grammatical errors in writing recount texts made by the thirdgrade students of SMA Negeri 1 Samaturu in the academic year of 2016/2017. The researcher used the qualitative approach of which the data were obtained from the students’ recount text writing. These writings were then analyzed. The grammatical errors were classified into seven groups. They were errors in producing verb group, errors in spelling the words, errors of incomplete sentence, errors in capitalization, errors in using singular-plural, errors in the use of pronouns and errors in the use of article.
Base on the result of the data analysis, the researcher concluded the students made 235 grammatical errors which were classified into 153 or 65.0 %errors in use of word form, 3 or 1.3 %errors in spelling the words, 10 or 4.3 % errors of incomplete sentence,30 or 12.8 %errors in capitalization, 125.1 %errors in using singular-plural, 23 or 9.8 %errors in use of pronouns and 41.7 %errors in the use of article. From the result theresearcher concluded that the possible causes of errors were overgeneralization, and interference. It was suggested that the students still need more practices dealing with verb forms since they were the basic knowledge needed for telling their past experiences.
Key Word: Grammarical, Errors, Analysis, Recount text, Writing.
Improving the Students’ Reading Comprehension Through Discovery Learning Method at the Ninth Grade Students SMPN 2 Lasusua
1Riana 2Roslina 3Riyani, Nasmah
The study was designed to improve the Students’ Comprehension in Reading through Discovery Learning Method at the ninth grade of SMPN 2 Lasusua. The writer formulated a study question “How is the improvement of students’ reading comprehension of SMPN 2 Lasusua in each cycle?” In addition, the objective of the study was generally aimed to improve the students’ reading ability through discovery learning method at the ninth grade of SMPN 2 Lasusua.
The design of the study was collaborative Classroom Action Research (CAR). It means that when doing the study, the writer collaborated with the English teacher of ninth grade of SMPN 2 Lasusua. The subject of the study was the ninth grade of SMPN 2 Lasusua in academic year of 2015/2016. The study was conducted in two cycles.
The improvement of students’ comprehension in reading at the ninth grade of SMPN 2 Lasusua supported by some evidents. First, it could be seen from the improvement of the average students’ value which showed from the average of the students’ value was 62 in the first cycle where only 46% or 12 from 26 students got the score greater than or equal to 66.
Meanwhile in the second cycle, the average value of the students’ reading comprehension through discovery learning method became 71, there were 84% or 22 from 26 students got the greater then or equal to 66. Third, the students were actively involved in the teaching and learning process. It can be seen from the result of analysis of observation sheet. So it can be concluded that discovery learning method can improve the students’ reading comprehension at the ninth grade of SMPN 2 Lasusua.
Key Words: Reading comprehension and discovery learning method
The Effect of Reading Speed Technique towards students’ reading comprehension at the second Grade of MAN 1 Kolaka
1Aulia, As. Reski Eka 2Kadaruddin 3Roslina
The objective of the research was found out the effect of using Reading Speed technique towards students’ reading comprehension at the second grade of MAN 1 Kolaka. In the academic year of 2016/2017.
The design of the research was quasi experimental. The sample in this research was 46 students of second grade of MAN 1 Kolaka who were divided into two groups XI IPA2 as the control group and XI IPA3 as the experimental group.
Based on the finding of the research it was found that the mean score of the pre-test and the post-test of experimental group increased from 46.67 to 79,58 or increased 32.91 points, the mean score of the pre-test and the post-test of control group increased from 48,18 to 74,77 or increased 26,59 points. The hypothesis testing shows that level of significance was lower than 0,05 or 5%. It means that there was an effect of using Reading Speed technique towards students Reading comprehension at the second grade of Man 1 Kolaka.
Key Words : Effect, Reading Speed Technique, Reading Comprehension
Improving the Students’ Reading Comprehension through WH-Question Technique at the Third Grade of SMP Negeri 1 Lasusua
1Rahmat, Hidayatullah 2Kadaruddin 3Karman
The problem of the research was: “How could the WH-Question improve the students’ reading comprehension at the third grade of SMP Negeri 1 Lasusua?”. The significance of the research was to improve our knowledge in English about reading comprehension, so that we could avoid misunderstanding in communication and reading, expected could be useful in teaching and learning process. The scope of the research focuses on improving the students’ reading comprehension through WH-Question technique at the third grade of SMP Negeri 1 Lasusua.
The design of the research was collaborative Classroom Action Research (CAR). The setting of this research was SMP Negeri 1 Lasusua. The school was situated on Jl. Protokol, No. 35 Kecamatan Lasusua Kabupaten Kolaka Utara and subject of this research was the third grade in IX D class in the academic years of 2016/2017. The class consisted of 22 students with 10 males and 12 females. The research was held from 11th July to 11th August 2016 instruments of the research.
The result of this research showed that reading comprehension of most students improved. It can be seen from the average students value was 58.18 in the first cycle. Only 8 at 22 (36.36%) students achieved the criteria of success in the first cycle and increased become 75 in the second cycle. There were 19 at 22 (86.36%) of the students achieved the criteria of success in the second cycle. The success of this research could be seen from the result of the observation sheet showing that the improvement of the students’ activities since the first meeting until the fourth meeting. The result of observation sheet for students in cycle one were 12 (very poor) in meeting one, 17 (poor) in meeting two, 22 (fair) in meeting three and cycle two improve 23 (fair) in meeting one, 31 (very good) in meeting two, and 33 (very good) in meeting three. While the teacher’s activities result of cycle one were 30 (poor) in meeting one, 45 (fair) in meeting two, 55 (good) in meeting three and cycle two improve 62 (good) in meeting one, 70 (very good) in meeting two, and 75 (very good) in meeting three.
Keywords: Improving, Reading, WH-Question.