Varidika, Vol. 19, No. 1, Juni 2007 48 PENERAPAN STRATEGI ‘DIRECTED READING ACTIVITY’ (DRA) UNTUK MENINGKATKAN KEMAMPUAN MEMAHAMI ‘CONTENT SUBJECT’ MAHASISWA PROGRAM STUDI BAHASA INGGRIS FKIP - UNIVERSITAS RIAU
Purwanti, Indah Tri
MetadataShow full item record
Abstract: This classroom action research was conducted to increase students’ ability in comprehending content subject Introduction to Linguistics through the use of Directed Reading Activity strategy. The subjects were the fourth semester students taking Introduction to Linguistics. Before the treatment was conducted, a pre – test was administered and a post test was also held at the end of the treatment. The procedures of applying Directed Reading Activity strategy are : preparation, directed silent reading, and follow up. From the two cycles applied, there was an increase of the mean score form the pre-test (61.43) to the mean score after the first cycle (68.13) in which it still did not achieve the standart competency applied, and to the mean score after the second cycle (73) which was higher than the standard competency (e” 70). ‘t’ test was used to test the effectiveness of the approach by analyzing the difference between the result of pre – test and post – test. The result indicates that the ‘t’ observed value (7.57) is greater than the value of ‘t’ table at the level of significance of 0.5 ( 2.021) and 0.1 (2.704). This means that Directed reading activity strategy is effective in increasing the students’ ability in comprehending content subject Introduction to Linguistics.