THE USE OF WEBLOG TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN READING NARRATIVE TEXT
A Pre-Experimental Research
This research aimed to find the improvement of the students’ ability in reading the narrative text by using Weblog. The writer applied the pre-experimental method and collected the data based on the test. The sample of the research was class X MIA 2 of SMA Muhammadiyah Limbung that consisted of 29 students. The sample was taken by using purposive sampling technique. The research findings showed that the students had a poor score in the pre-test. After treatment, their reading ability in the narrative text increases significantly. The result of the research was the mean score of reading the narrative text in term of identity. Orientation obtained by the students through pre-test was 66 and posttest was 80 (21.2%), with the t-test value was more significant than t-table (11.4 > 2.04). Complication obtained by the students through pre-test was 66, and posttest was 79 (19.7%) with the t-test value was more significant than t-table (9.9>2.04). The resolution obtained by the students through pre-test was 70 and posttest was 79 (12.9%) with the t-test value was more significant than t-table (3.8 > 2.04) — the result of calculating t-test. Students in reading narrative text were higher than t-table (25.1>2.04). It was concluded that the use of Weblog improved students’ ability in understanding reading the narrative text.
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