Education Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Mar  2021, Pages 34-42; DOI: https://doi.org/10.31058/j.edu.2021.41003 https://doi.org/10.31058/j.edu.2021.41003

The Effect of Herringbone Technique on the Students’ Ability in Comprehending Reading of Narrative Text

Education Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Mar  2021, Pages 34-42.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31058/j.edu.2021.41003

Asima Rohana Sinaga 1*

1 English Education Deparment, Universitas HKBP Nommensen Pematangsiantar, Indonesia

Received: 1 November 2020; Accepted: 15 December 2020; Published: 20 December 2020

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Abstract

This research was conducted to find out the effect of Herringbone Technique on the students’ ability in comprehending reading narrative text at grade VIII of SMP Swasta GKPS 3 Pematangsiantar. The problem of the research is “Does Herringbone Technique significantly affects on the students’ ability in comprehending reading Narrative text at grade VIII of SMP Swasta GKPS 3 Pematangsiantar?” The methodology which used in this research was the quantitative research. The data for this research was collected from the grade VIII of SMP Swasta GKPS 3 Pematangsiantar. The writer used two classes as the sample, where one class was experimental group and the other one as the control group. The instrument for collecting data was by reading test. The text used is narrative text. The questions are arranged in such a way to ask all components of the narrative text. The data were analyzed by applying the T-test. It was found that the T- observed was 5.3 and T- table was 2.00 at the level of significant p=0.05 and df= 78 ; (Nx + Ny - 2 = 40 + 40 - 2 = 78). The result of the analysis shows that the value of the T-observed was higher than the value T-table (5.3 > 2.00). It means that Herringbone Technique has significant affect on the students’ ability in comprehending Narrative text, and the suggestion is the teacher should use Herringbone Technique in teaching English especially in teaching reading to improve the students’ reading comprehension competence.

Keywords

Herringbone, Reading, Narrative, Technique

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