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Improving the students’ reading comprehension through REDW strategy (A classroom action research at the seventh year students of SMP Islam ATHIRAH Makassar


ABSTRACT


M. YASIN HARIMING, 2010. Improving the students’ reading comprehension through REDW strategy (A classroom action research at the seventh year students of SMP Islam ATHIRAH Makassar), under the thesis of English Education Department the Faculty of Teachers Training and Education, Makassar Muhammadiyah University (guided by M. Basri Dalle and Abd. Waris Hamid).
            This research aimed to explain the improvement of the students’ reading comprehension in terms of literal comprehension covering main idea and topic sentence and summarizing, covering content and sequence idea.
To explain the improvement, the researcher used a classroom action research which was conducted in two cycles in which every cycle consisted of four meetings. The location of this research was taken at the seventh year students of SMP Islam ATHIRAH Makassar with a number of the subjects were 30 students.
            The research findings indicated that the application of REDW strategy was significant to improve the students’ reading comprehension in terms of literal comprehension and summarizing. It was proved by the mean score of cycle I was 6.31 then improved to be 7.63 in cycle II. They were higher than the mean score of diagnostic test namely 5.24. Therefore, there was the improvement of the students’ reading comprehension in terms of literal comprehension covering, main idea and topic sentence and summarizing, covering content and sequence idea.
REDW strategy improved the students’ literal comprehension and summarizing at seventh year students of SMP Islam ATHIRAH Makassar. Literal comprehension improved 23.90% and summarizing improved 22.80%. It was indicated that REDW strategy was suitable to improve the students’ reading comprehension in terms of literal comprehension covering main idea and topic sentence. Summarizing covering content and sequence idea.

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