Nurhidayah (2010) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GROUP WORK TO INCREASE STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN READING DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH AT THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS OF SMP NEGERI 20 PEKANBARU. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau.

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The title of this research is “the effectiveness of group work to increase students’ ability in reading descriptive paragraph at the second year of SMP Negeri 20 Pekanbaru”. This research is experimental research. It is investigated whether there are significant differences on students’ ability in reading descriptive paragraph between students who are taught by using group work and who are taught by using conventional one. The subject of this research is the second year students of SMP Negeri 20 Pekanbaru. The second year students consist of nine classes (360 students). The researcher takes two classes (80 students) as the sample of the research. In addition, the students are divided into two groups. Thye are experiment class consisting of 40 students and control class consisting of 40 students. The instruments of this research are observation and test. The observation is used to know both reseacher’s and students’ activities in learning and teaching process by using group work. The observation results are clearly seen that the researcher’s activities increase from 70% in observation I, 70% in observation II, 70% in observation III to 100% in observation IV and 100% in observation V. The students’ activities also go up from 42% in observation I, 48,3% in observation II, 52% in observation III, 54,4% in observation IV, to 72% in observation V. Pertaining to the result of observation can be seen that there is improvement of both teacher’s and students’ activity. Whereas, to analyze the data, the researcher uses “ttest statistic” by using the formula as follow: MM t = + +  ∑ ∑ YX 22 NNNN yx 11 2 + yXyx Finally, based on the researcher’s findings, the result of t is higher than t level in alpha decision level ( ) αα 2 1 calculated ,05,0 and with the degree of freedom ( ) 78df ( ) 00,227,4 > . Regarding to the result, H a is accepted and H is rejected. It means that there is significant difference due to the students’ ability in learning reading descriptive paragraphs between students who are taught by using group work and students who are taught by using conventional one at the second year of SMP Negeri 20 Pekanbaru. The students who are taught by using group work have good result in reading descriptive paragraphs than who are taught by using conventional one.
Item Type:  Thesis (Skripsi) 

Subjects:  300 Ilmu Sosial > 370 Pendidikan > 373 Pendidikan Tingkat Sekolah Lanjutan 
Divisions:  Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris 
Depositing User:  Mr. Muhammad Arif 
Date Deposited:  19 Oct 2017 02:06 
Last Modified:  19 Oct 2017 02:06 
URI:  http://repository.uinsuska.ac.id/id/eprint/11624 
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