READABILITY LEVEL OF ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TEXTBOOK USED BY THE SECOND SEMESTER OF MANAGEMENT STUDENTS OF ECONOMIC FACULTY AT MUHAMMADIYAH UNIVERSITY OF MALANG

ANJAR FITRIA, NURWENDAH (2005) READABILITY LEVEL OF ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TEXTBOOK USED BY THE SECOND SEMESTER OF MANAGEMENT STUDENTS OF ECONOMIC FACULTY AT MUHAMMADIYAH UNIVERSITY OF MALANG. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

This study was conducted to find out Readability Level of English for Business Management textbook used by the Second Semester of Management Students of Economic Faculty at Muhammadiyah University of Malang. The study used a descriptive design; the population was all of the reading texts in English for Business Management Textbook used by the Second Semester of Management Students of Economic Faculty at Muhammadiyah University of Malang. The total number of the population was about 20 reading texts. The instrument used to collect the data was documentary analysis. The data were analyzed by using Flesch Reading Ease Formula. The findings showed that the percentage readability score of each text in reading texts are different. Unit 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, and 19 is 70 % categorized in very difficult style, unit 2,7,16, and 20 is 20 % categorized in difficult style, and unit 12 and 13 are 10 %, which categorized in difficult style. Based on the formula, the units of the textbook can be interpreted as follows: 14 units (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, and 19) categorized in very difficult style that belong to College graduate grade students, 4 units (2,7,16, and 20) were categorized in difficult style that belong to College grade students, and 2 units (12 and 13) were categorized in fairly difficult style that belong 10th 12th grade students. Based on the interpretation, it is concluded that the text which are readable 20 % (2, 7, 16, and 20), while the texts were not readable are 80 % from the whole units of the textbook. In general, the English for Business Management Textbook used by the Second Semester of Management Students of Economic Faculty at Muhammadiyah Universitiy of Malang were not readable and categorized in very difficult style textbook. Some suggestions are proposed for the teacher, the writers of the textbook, and the further researchers. The teacher may use the textbook, but they should select the texts, which are appropriate for the students in terms of readability. The textbook writers of English should pay attention to the readability level of their textbook. Moreover, for the further researchers, they can select others textbook and analyze them according to the readability level whether it is good and useful for the teacher, the writer, or the students.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English
Depositing User: Anwar Jasin
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 08:07
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 08:07
URI: http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/164

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