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AN ANALYSIS OF THE STUDENTS' ABILITY ON ENGLISH SYNONYM IN READING PARAGRAPH AT HARVARD ENGLISH COURSE PARE-KEDIRI

ROSIANA, CALTIRA (2011) AN ANALYSIS OF THE STUDENTS' ABILITY ON ENGLISH SYNONYM IN READING PARAGRAPH AT HARVARD ENGLISH COURSE PARE-KEDIRI. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Synonym is a process of finding similarity of meaning. To avoid misinterpretation on the similarity of synonym, the students should have ability in making appropriate adjustment to get equivalence the similarity of word on English synonym in reading paragraph. This research focused on the students' ability on English synonym in reading paragraph. The objective of this research was to know the students' ability on English synonym in reading paragraph. In This research, the writer used descriptive quantitative design. The data were the student's score from their ability on English synonym in reading paragraph. Then, the results of the test were in numerical form. Numerical data just reflected the students' score after being tested. Next, the mean score described the students' ability on English synonym in reading paragraph. The population of this research was the students of Harvard English course in reading class. The writer took 30 students as the samples. The writer used a test as an instrument to collect the data. In collecting data, the administrated a written test included tryout test and the test, which consists of 30 items with the types of the area as in the following: synonym of verb, synonym of noun and synonym of adjective which all were put into the three paragraphs. Then, based on the students' score, the writer used the level of the students' ability of English synonym, into seven classes: they are excellent, very good, good, extremely fair, fair, poor and very poor. The result of this study indicated that, the students' ability on English synonym (synonym of verb, synonym of noun and synonym of adjective) categorized into poor level. In this case, the students difficult to understood and found English synonym on reading paragraph actually in adjective. But, the writer found that the result of the students' tested about English synonym in reading paragraph the most widely right answer is noun with percentage 52.33%, followed by the adjective (51.66%) and the last is verb (50.33%). Next, the writer known that the students were cheating the friend answers in doing a test. Finally, it can be concluded that the achievement of the students on English synonym in reading paragraph is poor (51, 4 4%).

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Mrs Ruli Alfi
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 02:06
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 02:40
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/30950

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