THE USE OF NOVEL TOWARDS READING ATTITUDES OF ENGLISH STUDENTS (A CASE STUDY ON EXTENSIVE READING COURSE AT ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF SULTAN AGENG TIRTAYASA UNIVERSITY)

Kategori : TA | Tugas Akhir
Sub Kategori : KS | Skripsi
Bidang Utama : KS01 | Bidang Pendidikan
Bidang Keilmuan : KS0105 | Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Kontributor:Dini Febriani
Tanggal Posting:25 Januari 2016
Tahun Dokumen : 2015

Extensive reading can obtain the role of motivating language students to achieve accomplishment in both language and academic learning. Considering that novel can possibly be the best means for extensive reading, this research was aimed  to  investigate  reading  attitudes  of  fourth  semester  English  students  of Sultan  Ageng Tirtayasa  University to  the use of novel  in  Extensive Reading course. The methods used to collect the data were interview, classroom observation, and questionnaire. Based on the interview with the lecturer, there were five novels the English students had to read individually by using reading strategies. They were required to read at least five pages per day and were given two weeks to read each novel. At the end of the session, there was a group presentation in which the English students had to analyse one novel by using a certain  literature-reading  approach.  The  result  of  close-ended  questionnaire showed that the English students had less favourable reading attitudes, indicated by the total score 1061 or 73.6%. The inadequacy was strengthened by nearly half of the English students’ unknown responses to  the open-ended  questionnaire, despite the rest whose responses tended to be more positive. Further, the interview involving eight representatives of the English students gained more confirmative information and the result of classroom observation pointed out the unsatisfactory post-reading activity. In conclusion, the English students’ reading attitudes to the use of novel in Extensive Reading course were assuredly less favourable.

 

Keywords: extensive reading, Extensive Reading course, reading attitudes, the use of novel

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