The Effect of Write-Pair-Share Technique on the Students’ Reading Comprehension at the VIII Grade of SMP Negeri 1 Latambaga
1Astuti, Sri 2Andas, Netty Huzniaty 3Riyani, Nasmah
This research investigated the effect of Write-Pair-Share technique on the students’ reading comprehension at the VIII grade students of SMPN 1 Latambaga. This research applied Quasy experiment by applying control class and experiment class pre and post test. The population of this research were all of the students at the VIII Grade of SMPN 1 Latambaga. The sample was taken by using certain procedure and were as the samples were two classes, namely VIII-A as the experimental group and VIII-B the control group. The research designed the differences instruments for both of pre-test and post-test. The instrument is in the form of multiple-choice questions which are taken from some resources. The researcher used two kind of statistic, they are descriptive statistic and inferential statistic.
The result shows that the students’ reading comprehension Inreferencetothedataanalysisofbothgroups,the researcher concludes that the students’ mean score in experimental class (Write-Pair-Share technique) is raised 30.83 point from 60.42 at pre test becomes 91.25 at post test. While, students’ mean score in control class (conventional technique class) only raises 5.68 point from 65.91 on pre-test becomes 70.68 at post test. This result proves the students’ reading comprehension who taught by using Write-Pair-Share technique has a significant difference with students’ reading comprehension who taught by using non-Write-Pair-Share technique. This result proves that the means scores of the students attending Write-Pair-Share instruction are higher than the means score of the students attending conventional instruction. Hence, the students’ reading comprehension in experimental class that is taught by using Write-Pair-Share technique has more significant effect than students’ reading comprehension in control class.
Keywords: Reading Comprehension, Write-Pair-Share Technique, Quasy Experiment.