The effect of using small group technique on students' reading comprehension at the first semester of English department students
Sinaga, Nenni Triana
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The students are difficult to \Jilderstand the reading comprehension because they do not know what techniques to understand the texts. The technique of this research used the Small Group Work Technique to improve the students' capabality in reading comprehension. The purpose of this research is to know the effect of using small group work technique on students reading comprehension. This research was done at HKBP Nommensen University with the population all of the students in the first semester of English Department . The number of populations are 154 students which the samples are 39 students. The method of this research used the experimental research. The instrument of this research was the multiple choice tests. The research design used pre - test and post - test. The t-test result in data analysis was proved the value of tobservec1 higher than t"table (0,99> 0,125). It means the alternative hypothesis was aceepted. The result of experimental group was 50-70 with mean score was 60,26 in pre-test and post test' score was 75-95 with mean score was 83,42. The control group was 45-70 with the mean score was 54,73 inpre-test and the score of post test was 60-80 with the mean score was 70,26. The conclusion is that the mean score of students in experimental group was rise than control group. It means that the alternative hypothesis ( Ha) was accepted and•there is a significant effect of using small group work technique on the students' reading comprehension at the first semester of English Department Students.