THE INFLUENCE OF THINK ALOUD STRATEGY TOWARDS STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSIONAT THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE EIGHTH GRADE OFSMP NEGERI 24 BANDAR LAMPUNG IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2015/2016

RAHAYU LARASWATI , MONICA (2017) THE INFLUENCE OF THINK ALOUD STRATEGY TOWARDS STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSIONAT THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE EIGHTH GRADE OFSMP NEGERI 24 BANDAR LAMPUNG IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2015/2016. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Raden Intan Lampung.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT Reading is one of language skills that should be mastered by the students. In reading the text we can find the knowledge or information that we have never known before. The students’ reading comprehension in SMPN 24 Bandar Lampung is still low. To solve this problem, the researcher applied Think Aloud Strategy. Think AloudStrategy is an approach of reading process for improving reading comprehension of foreign language students by articulating all that they are noticing, thinking, feeling, and doing as he reads a text. The objective of the research is to find out whether there is a significant influence of think aloud strategy towards students’ reading comprehension at the first semester of the eighth grade of SMPN 24 Bandar Lampung in theAcademic Year of 2015/2016. It is expected that the result of the study will provide a deeper understanding about using think aloud strategy on reading comprehension especially for English teacher. The research methodology used was quasi experimental design with the treatment held in 3 meetings, 2 x 40 minutes for each. In this research, the researcher took two classes, one class as the experimental class in 8A and one class as the control class in 8B. In the experimental class, the researcher used think aloud strategy and in the control class the Self QuestioningStrategy. The population of the research was the eighth grade of SMPN 24 Bandar Lampung. The sample of the research was two classes consisting of 35 students for each class. In collecting the data, the researcher used instruments in the form of multiple choice questions which had been tried out. After conducting the treatments, the instruments were used for the pre-test and posttest. In the data analysis, the result shows that there was a significant influence ofthink aloud strategy towards students’ reading comprehension at the first semester of the eighth grade of SMPN 24 Bandar Lampung. From the data analysis computed by using SPSS, it was obtained that Sig = 0.00and = 0.05. It means Hais accepted because Sig < α = 0.05. Therefore, there is a significant influence of think aloudstrategy towards students’ reading comprehension at the first semester of the eighth grade of SMPN24 Bandar Lampung. Key words: Reading Comprehension, Think Aloud Strategy.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: MTI, S.Kom Syahperi Wahyuni
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 02:28
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 02:28
URI: http://repository.radenintan.ac.id/id/eprint/2416

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