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Zainul Ikhlas
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THE APPLICATION OF “JIGSAW II” METHOD IN IMPROVING THE STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN OMPREHENDING DESCRIPTIVE TEXTS AT THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS OF MTs DAREL HIKMAH PEKANBARU

Jurnal Nuances Vol 3, No 1 (2011)
Publisher : Jurnal Nuances

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Thisresearch is aimed at improving the students’ ability inReading Comprehension, especially descriptive texts. In this research,Jigsaw II method was applied. This research was conducted in two cycles,each of them was done in 2 meetings. The variables investigated includein Jigsaw II comprises five steps: (1) reading; (2) expert group discussion;(3) home group reporting; (4) testing; and (5) group recognition.The data ofthis research were the students’ reading comprehension ability andobservation. Before Jigsaw II method was applied, a pre-test wasconducted while a post-test was administered after the treatment. Thedata were analyzed by comparing the result of pre-test and the result ofpost test. The findings showed that there was an increase from 56,56in Pre- Test to 62,23 in Post-test (Cycle 1) and to 74,763 in Post- Test(Cycle 2). Therefore, it can be concluded that the application of JigsawII method is significantly effective in improving the students’ ability incomprehending descriptive texts.Key words: ability, jigsaw II, descriptive texts