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THE USE OF CRITICAL READING TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS’ READING SKILL IN UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH GRESIK

Noviatul, Rochmah (2018) THE USE OF CRITICAL READING TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS’ READING SKILL IN UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH GRESIK. Masters (S2) thesis, University Of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Reading skill is one of the basic language skill which involves a test, a reader and social context in which the reading process occur (Patel and jain, 2008). The students of Maths Department of University Of Muhammadiyah Gresik, had certain symptoms in related with reading skill, such as in recognizing the text, deliberating the critical thinking in reading process and summarizing the text using their own words. Critical reading is one of the technique which involved critical thinking. (Dunham, 1997) The critical reading technique applied through some steps such as; reading, re-reading, annotating, outlining, reflecting, concluding and summarizing. This research was classroom action research that consists of two cycles, in which the procedure includes identifying the problem, planning the action, implementing the action, and reflecting the result of the research. The qualitative data was collected through the observation and the quantitave data was obtained through pre-test, post test1 and post test2. The research result showed that using critical reading technique improved the students‟ reading skill. The improvements of students‟ reading skill were: (1) Students were able to recognized the text; (2) Students used their critical thinking on reading process (3) The critical reading technique helped the students in finding the important informations on the text. (4) The students summarized the text using their own words or sentences based on the information they have found. The improvement also showed on the students average increased from pre test 37.3; post test one 53,9 and post test two 70.2. In conclusion, it is important for the lecturers to open their mind in developing their teaching method, technique and approach which suitable with their class condition and accessing the current issue about teaching and learning, it will gave refreshment for both researcher and students.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters (S2))
Student ID: 201410560211018
Keywords: Critical Reading, Technique, Reading Skill, Classroom Action Research.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Postgraduate > Master of English Language Education (88103)
Depositing User: Moh. Zawawi
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2018 03:44
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2018 03:44
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/39062

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