EXPLORING STUDENTS’ DIFFICULTIES IN COMPREHENDING READING FOR ACADEMIC MATERIALS USED IN THEIR CLASS

Ratih Inayah
Silpia Rahayu

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ABSTRACT

 

There is a positive correlation between students academic reading skills and their writing skill (Inayah, 2010). This researchexplored students difficulties in comprehending reading for academic materials used in their classroom. This research usedcase study as an intensive, holistic description, and analysis of a single instance, phenomenon, or social unit (Silverman, 2005). The study employed a descriptive method with multi instruments as observation, questionnaires, and interviews. Populations of this research were taken from a class of reading for academic purposesstudents at STKIP Siliwangi Bandung and the sample were taken from two high achievers and two low achievers from the classroom. The result showed that students’ behavior lead them to reading difficulty, those who are not interested reading activity, relatively get trouble in reading for academic purposes. This study showed that students who experience difficulty with reading often develop problems with motivation and self confidence. Individuals with reading problems are more likely to attribute failure to a lack of personal ability or intelligence so that they cannot recognize their true skill.

 

Keywords: Reading Skills, Reading for Academic Purposes

 

ABSTRAK


Ada korelasi positif antara kemampuan membaca siswa akademik dan keterampilan menulis mereka (Inayah, 2010). Penelitian ini mengeksplorasi kesulitan siswa dalam memahami bacaan untuk bahan akademik yang digunakan di dalam kelas mereka. Ini studi usedcase penelitian sebagai intensif, deskripsi holistik, dan analisis contoh, fenomena, atau unit sosial tunggal (Silverman, 2005). Penelitian ini menggunakan metode deskriptif dengan multi instrumen observasi, kuesioner, dan wawancara. Populasi dari penelitian ini diambil dari kelas membaca untuk tujuan akademik siswa di STKIP Siliwangi Bandung dan sampel diambil dari dua berprestasi tinggi dan dua berprestasi rendah dari kelas. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa perilaku siswa memimpin mereka untuk membaca kesulitan, mereka yang tidak tertarik kegiatan membaca, relatif mendapatkan kesulitan dalam membaca untuk tujuan akademik. Studi ini menunjukkan bahwa siswa yang mengalami kesulitan dengan membaca sering mengembangkan masalah dengan motivasi dan kepercayaan diri. Individu dengan masalah membaca lebih cenderung untuk atribut kegagalan untuk kurangnya kemampuan pribadi atau intelijen sehingga mereka tidak dapat mengenali keterampilan mereka yang sebenarnya.


Kata Kunci: Keterampilan Membaca, Membaca untuk Keperluan Akademik

 


Keywords


Keterampilan Membaca, Membaca untuk Keperluan Akademik

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22460/p2m.v2i2p240-245.183

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