The Effect of Skimming Technique in Improving Students' Reading Ability at Non-English Department
Silalahi, Dumaris E.
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The present of this study intends to find out the effect of skimming technique on students reading ability. to conduct this study, non- English department students who study TOEFL subject at Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Indonesia at FKIP HKBP Nommensen University were selected based purpose sampling technique. to collect necessary data, a reading comprehension test was employed. the test was given in pre-teaching (pre-test) and in the post teaching (pot-test). a group of 40 students (experiment class) was taught to employ reading comprehension reading using skimming technique while the other group of 40 students (control class) was taught reading comprehension conventionally. descriptive quantitative design is used in this study to analyze the data in order to find out the effect of skimming technique on the students' reading ability. the research finding shows that the students' reading ability is improved. it means that skimming technique is effectiveness in improving students' reading ability