THE ANALYSIS OF STUDENT MASTERY IN READING COMPREHENSION SECTION OF PAPER-BASED TOEFL; STUDY OF EIGHTH SEMESTER ENGLISH EDUCATION STUDENT OF MATARAM UNIVERSITY CLASS 2009

Kania, Lohitha (2013) THE ANALYSIS OF STUDENT MASTERY IN READING COMPREHENSION SECTION OF PAPER-BASED TOEFL; STUDY OF EIGHTH SEMESTER ENGLISH EDUCATION STUDENT OF MATARAM UNIVERSITY CLASS 2009. S1 thesis, Universitas Mataram.

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Abstract

TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) as a graduation requirement in English Education Department necessarily needs deliberate investigation. This descriptive qualitative study is aiming at evaluating students’ mastery in reading comprehension section of paper- based TOEFL. It is more specifically to the item types in reading comprehension section which commonly emerge from the test. Thirty senior students of English Department in Mataram University are observed by employing an individual test, questionnaire, and group interview. The student responses are subsequently identified, classified, described, and explained. The result depicts the English Department students considerably master the reading comprehension section on classification of item types: stated detail, pronoun referent, location of information, determining difficult word, and meaning of simple word. On the other hand, the students’ difficulty can be classified on item types: transition, unstated detail, and implied detail. The findings also indicated that translation, familiarity of text, limitation time, reading faster, concentration, and being frustrated as problems perceived by students. It is also corresponding to the complexity of text, strategy use, shortage of vocabulary, and comfort.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Keywords (Kata Kunci): Comprehension, Paper-based TOEFL, Reading Comprehension Section
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: Ahmadi S.Si
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2017 04:03
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 04:03
URI: http://eprints.unram.ac.id/id/eprint/418

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