The Students Ability of Grade VIII-3 at SMP Negeri 1 Poli-Polia in Understanding the Content of News
1Budayani, Ketut 2Ihsan, Nur 3Samsuddin
This research is motivated by the role of the important role of learning in the school listening has not been realized by the students. This can be known by underestimated learning listening in school by students. They assume that all normal people must be able to listen well without having to go through the learning process. The problem to be studied in this research is “How is the Students Ability of Grade VIII-3 at SMP Negeri 1 Poli-Polia in Understanding the Content of News?” This study aims to describe the Students Ability of Grade VIII-3 at SMP Negeri 1 Poli-Polia in Understanding the Content of News. The benefits of this research are (1) Researchers and teachers can obtain an in-depth description of the student’s ability of grade VIII-3 of SMP Negeri 1 Poli-Polia in understanding the content of news. (2) Schools may adopt policies in designing better quality learning in SMP Negeri 1 Poli-Polia in terms of understanding the content of the news. This research was conducted in class VIII-3 SMP Negeri 1 Poli-Polia. The method used in this research is the quantitative descriptive method with field research type. The population and sample of the study were all students of class VIII-3 SMP Negeri 1 Poli-Polia academic year 2014/2015, which amounted to 23 students. The instrument used in this research is in the form of written test that is, essay test. The data collection is done by using the ability to understand the contents of the news that has been prepared. The results showed that the overall aspect studied value 85-100 or 85% -100% achieved by 7 respondents or by 30.43% category of excellent ability. Value 75-84 or 75% -84% achieved by 5 respondents or equal to 21.74% good ability category. Value 60-74 or 60% -74% achieved by 2 respondents or by 8.70% enough capability categories. The value of 40-59 or 40% -59% was achieved by 9 respondents or by 39.13% under capability category.
Keywords: Ability, Listening, Students and News