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The Application Of Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) In Improving Reading Expository Texts

Jurnal Nuances Vol 1, No 01 (2009)
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Reading is one of the language skills taught in teaching English at Senior High School.According to KTSP Curriculum (2006), the materials given were based on text types known as“genre”. Based on direct observation, it was found that many students had serious problems incomprehending each text-type, especially expository texts. This classroom action research aimedto improve Reading Comprehension ability using expository texts through the use ofCollaborative Strategic Reading (CSR). The subjects of this research were one class of 36 secondyear students of SMAN 2 Bangkinang - Kampar Regency, Riau Province. The research wasconducted in two cycles where each had 4 meetings with one and a half months for each cycle.The data of this research were the students’ reading comprehension ability. Before theCollaborative Strategic Reading was applied, a pre-test was conducted while a post-test wasadministered after the treatment. The data were analyzed by comparing the result of pre-test andthe result of post test and the minimum criteria of successful action (KKM). The result indicatesthat the post-test (71,05) was higher than the pre-test (48,33) and the minimum criteria ofsuccessful action (60). Then , to know the significance level, the t-table was used. It was foundthat the t-observed (3.13) was greater than the t-table, namely 2.00 at the level of significance0,05. Therefore, it can be concluded that the application of CSR is effective in improving thestudents’ reading comprehension ability.

Penerapan Materi E – Learning Untuk Meningkatkan Kemampuan Menyimak (Listening Comprehension) Mahasiswa Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FKIP UNRI

Jurnal Nuances Vol 2, No 1 (2010)
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This research is aimed at improving the students’ ability in ListeningComprehension 1 subject. In this research, E-Learning was applied. This research wasconducted in two cycles, each of them was done in 4 meetings. The variablesinvestigated include in three phases, namely: Pre-Listening(Introduction to topic andtask), Whilst-Listening ( Task, Report), and Post Listening (Analysis, Practice). Thedata of this research were the students’ listening comprehension ability. Before E-Learning was applied, a pre-test was conducted while a post-test was administered afterthe treatment. The data were analyzed by comparing the result of pre-test and the resultof post test. The findings showed that there was an increase from 53,5 in Pre- Test to64,3 in Post-test (Cycle 1) and to 73,3 in Post- Test (Cycle 2). Therefore, it can beconcluded that the application of E- Learning is significantly effective in improving thestudents’ ability in listening comprehension.

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)
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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

USING TASK - BASED LEARNING TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY OF THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS OF SMA NEGERI 1 BANGKINANG IN READING NARRATIVE TEXTS

Jurnal Nuances Vol 5, No 1 (2013)
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This classroom action research aimed to describe and to investigatewhether Task-Based Learning can improve the studentsreading ability at SMANegeri 1 Bangkinang. The participants were 31 students of the second yearstudents of SMA Negeri 1 Bangkinang. The data were collected throughobservation, field note and tests. The research findings can be briefly explained asfollows. First, the students reading ability could be improved by using Task-BasedLearning method. Before the research was done, the average score of the studentsreading ability was only 50.4 (pre-test). After doing the research, it increased to61.1 (post-test 1), and to 77.2 (post-test 2). Second, the students’ interest andmotivation also increased. These can be seen from the increasing of students’awareness in comprehension the texts. Third, in teaching learning process, studentscan work together, discuss, share information to get the objectives. Therefore, itcan be concluded that the application of Task Based Learning is significantlyeffective in improving the students reading comprehension ability on NarrativeTexts at SMAN 1 Bangkinang.Keywords: Task Based Learning method, Students’ Reading Ability, NarrativeText

KEEFEKTIFAN PERMAINAN “FIND THE DIFFERENCE” TERHADAP KEMAMPUAN BEBRBICARA SISWA TAHUN KEDUA SMP BABUSSALAM PEKANBARU

Jurnal Online Mahasiswa (JOM) Bidang Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan Vol 3, No 2 (2016): Wisuda Oktober 2016
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Abstract: This pre-experimental research aimed to know the effectiveness of “find the difference” game on speaking ability of the second year students of SMP Babussalam Pekanbaru. This research was conducted toward the second year students of SMP Babussalam Pekanbaru from October to November 2015. The researcher used cluster random sampling technique to determine the sample. The sample was class VIII.4 which consisted of 23 students. The data was collected by giving a pre-test and a post-test to students in the form of picture describing. The data was assessed by three raters and analyzed by using SPSS 18. The result of the reserch showed the different score in the pre-test and the post-test was 27.42. The score of the pre-test was 45.62 and the score of the post test increased to 73.04. Moreover, from statistical analysis, it was found out that the t-test 23.320 was bigger than t-table 2.074 at level significance of 0.05. It means that there was a significant effect of “Find the Difference” game on the students’ speaking ability. Therefore, it can be concluded that applying “Find the Difference” game is effective to improve students’ speaking ability.Keywords:”Find the Difference” game, Speaking Ability

A STUDY ON THE ABILITY OF THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS OF SMAN 7 SIAK IN COMBINING SENTENCES USING RELATIVE PRONOUNS

Jurnal Online Mahasiswa (JOM) Bidang Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan Vol 3, No 1 (2016): Wisuda Februari 2016
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Abstract: The research is a descriptive research that was conducted based on the problem occurred at the first years students of SMA 7 Siak; namely the students were lack in making sentences using relative pronouns that influence them got poor sore in test. Therefore, this research was aimed to find out on the ability of the first years students of SMA 7 Siak in combining sentences using relative pronouns. The participants were 35 students from first years of SMA 7 Siak. This research was conducted for about four months(February – May, 2015) and wad taken on April 6th and April 8th , 2015 at SMAN 7 Siak, Tut WuriHandayani street No.1, Kandis. The data collection technique was obtained through (1) try out which was applied to know the quality of the test items, particularly to determine the item difficulty and item discrimination and (2) test was done to measure students’ achievement. The research finding can briefly explain as follow: First the result of the test shows that the easiest relative pronouns is ‘where’ (average to good level), while the most difficult relative pronouns is ‘whom’ (poor level). It can be seen in the mean score for relative pronoun ‘where’ is 66,25 (average to good level) and the mean score for relative pronoun ‘whom’ is 34,38 (poor level).Keyword: relative pronouns, combining sentences.

USING DRTA (DIRECTED READING THINKING ACTIVITY) STRATEGY TO IMPROVE THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN COMPREHENDING NARRATIVE TEXTS AT SMA N 5 PEKANBARU

Jurnal Online Mahasiswa (JOM) Bidang Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan Vol 3, No 1 (2016): Wisuda Februari 2016
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Abstract: This classroom action research was aimed to find out if the Directed Reading Thinking Activitystrategy could improve the students’ ability in comprehending narrative texts of the second year students of SMAN5 Pekanbaru. The class XI IPA 7 became the subject of the research, the participants were 39.The data were collected by using of tests, observations, and field notes. The data were analyzed byquantitative data and qualitative data. The research finding showed that the implementation of Directed Reading Thinking Activitystrategy as the teaching strategy could improve students’ ability in comprehending narrative texts both at the first cycle and second cycle.It was also proved that applying the procedures of Directed Reading Thinking Activitystrategy in teaching reading could raise students’ predictions, before reading, during and after reading in comprehendings narrative text, and motivation to shared with their friends in groups.Keywords: Directed Reading Thinking Activity Strategy, Students’ Reading Ability, Comprehending Narrative Text

THE EFFECT OF CUE CARDS ON THE SPEAKING ABILITY OF THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMPN 3 TAMBANG IN DESCRIPTIVE TEXT

Jurnal Online Mahasiswa (JOM) Bidang Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan Vol 4, No 1 (2017): Wisuda Februari 2017
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Abstract: This research is aimed to find out whether there is a significant effect of using cue cards on the speaking ability of the eighth grade students of SMPN 3 Tambang in descriptive text. This is a pre-experimental research conducted by using a pre-test – treatment – post-test design. This research used one group pretest-posttest design. The instrument used in this research was a speaking test in the form of a spoken descriptive text (monologue) for pretest and posttest. The population of this research was 229 of the Eighth Grade Students of SMPN 3 Tambang and the sample of this research is the students from class VIII.1 which is total number of students of class is 33 students. The data of this research were collected by giving a speaking test in the form of a spoken descriptive text (monologue) for pretest and posttest to the students in which the students chose one of the topics about descriptive text and make a description orally. The collected data were analyzed by using t-test formula in SPSS 16.0. The results of data analysis showed the mean score of pretest was 55.79, and the mean score of posttest was 67.95. Based on the data analysis, it can be concluded that there is a significant difference between the pre-test and the post-test because the t-test observed was higher than t-table. In other words, the alternative hypothesis of this research was accepted and null hypothesis was rejected. It also meant that teaching speaking by using cue cards as media was effective to improve students’ speaking ability in descriptive text for the eighth students of SMPN 3 Tambang especially students of class VIII.1.Key Words: Speaking Ability, Cue Cards, Descriptive Text

DEVELOPING ENGLISH LESSON PLAN AND STUDENTS’ WORKSHEET BASED ON DISCOVERY LEARNING IN TEACHING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT FOR THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS OF SMP

Jurnal Online Mahasiswa (JOM) Bidang Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan Vol 5: Edisi 2 Juli-Desember 2018
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Abstract: This research is aimed to develop English learning documents (lesson plan and students’ worksheet) based on discovery learning as one of learning models suggested in the 2013 Curriculum and to find out the validity level of developing English learning documents based on discovery learning in teaching descriptive text for the first year students of SMP. The research design is Research & Development (R&D) applied 4D model by Thiagarajan (1974). To develop English learning documents, there were three stages involve in this research, (a) define stage that is done to set and define the product development requirements, (b) design stage that is done to plan the draft of learning documents and arranged it into the format and (c) develop stage that is done to modify and validate the learning documents. In order to find out the validity level of developing English learning documents, the data were collected using validation sheet of lesson plan and validation sheet of students’ worksheet validated by experts. Based on data analysis result, the validation score of lesson plan is 90.91% and the validation score of students’ worksheet is 89.37%. The result showed that the learning documents in the form of lesson plan and students’ worksheet were very valid and can be implemented in a classroom.Key words: Research and Development (R&D), Lesson plan (LP), Students’ Worksheet (SW),Discovery Learning, Descriptive Text.

USING COMIC STRIPS TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY OF THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS OF SMA NEGERI 5 PEKANBARU IN WRITING NARRATIVE TEXTS

Jurnal Online Mahasiswa (JOM) Bidang Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan Vol 1, No 2 (2014): Wisuda Oktober Tahun 2014
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AbstractThis paper was aimed at finding out to what extent comic strips can improve the ability of the second year students of SMA Negeri 5 Pekanbaru in writing narrative texts. The participants of this research were 36 students of the second year students of SMA Negeri 5 Pekanbaru. This research was conducted in 2 cycles. The data collection technique were obtained through (1)observation sheet which was applied to know the students’ activities during teaching and learning process, (2) test was done to measures students’ achievement, and (3) field note was done to obtain information about teacher, the students’ activities and performance during the implementation of comic strips. The research findings can be briefly explained as follows; firstly, the students’ ability in writing narrative texts could be improved by using comic strips. Before the research was done, the mean score of students’ pre-test was 60.4. After the research has done for cycle 1, the mean score of students’ writing was 68.1. In post test 2 mean score of students’ writing increased up to 78.4. Secondly, the students’ activeness increased from cycle 1 to cycle 2. Finally, the students enjoyed to write narrative text and develop their writing.Keyword : Comic Strips, Writing, Narrative Text