Ismail Sangkala(1*), Baso Jabu(2), Andi Muliati(3),

(1) Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar
(2) State University of Makassar
(3) State University of Makassar
(*) Corresponding Author



This research aimed at finding out whether or not the use of “Wondershare Quiz
Creator Software” activates the students’ interest in reading comprehension of the
English Education Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education,
Muhammadiyah University of Makassar, Indonesia. In academic Year 2012/2013,
based on investigating students’ interest in learning of reading comprehension
through Wondershare Quiz Creator Software. The research employed the true
experimental method. This research assigned two groups namely experimental
group and control group. Each group consisted of 45 students. The sample was
chosen by applying cluster random sampling technique. The researcher used the
questionnaire was given to the students to cover the statements about the students’ interest in the implementation of software in reading comprehension. The data obtained through Likert Scale, it was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics through SPSS 16.0 version. In conducting the research, the researcher applied the “Wondershare Quiz Creator Software” and the result showed that there was students’ interest at the experimental group after applying the software. It was proven by the result of descriptive and inferential statistics in questioning the students’ statements in the posttest. Based on the result of the questionnaire engaged to the experimental group, the interest of the students was dominantly classified as very high interest. There were 12 (27%) of them classified as high interest and 33 students dominated 73 % as very high interest. The students in the experimental group generally agree with the implementation of the software because they had confidence and felt more enthusiastic with the mean score is 86.53, which was categorized as interesting.


Interest; Software; Reading; Experimental; Comprehension; Wondershare

Full Text:



Arikunto, Suharsimi. (2002). Prosedur Penelitian, Suatu Pendekatan Praktek. Yogyakarta. Rineka Cipta.

Best, J.W. (1981). Research in Education, Fourth Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc.

Brooks, Alice R. “Developmental Values in Books.” In Frances Henne, et al., eds. Youth Communication and Libraries. Chicago, ALA, 1949, pp. 49-50.

Brown, H.D. (2003). Language Assessment Principles and Classroom Practices: Longman, New York.

Brown, (1977). Audio Visual Instruction: Technology, Media, and Methods. New York: Mc, Graw Hill Book Company.

Carnine, D., Silbert, J., & Kameenui, E.J. (1990). Direct Instruction Reading. Ohio: Merill Publishing Co.

Cristensen, B. Larry. (2001). Experimental Methodology 8th ed. USA: A Pearson Education Company.

Daniel, S., (2006). Suicidality, School Dropout and Reading Problems among Adole scents. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 36(6): 507- 514.

Derewianka, B. Exploring How Texts Work. (1990). Sydney: Primary Teaching Association. Exploring Narratives page 34-46

Finocchiaro, Mary, Ph.D., Bonomo, Michael, MS. InEd. (1973). The Foreign Language Learner: A Guide for Teacher. New York: Regents Publishing Company, Inc.

Gerlach, V.S., Elly, D.P. (1980). Teaching and Media: a Systematic Approach. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Inc.

Grondlund, Norman E. (1976). Measurement and Evaluation in Teaching, New York: Macmillan Publishing Co.

Gronlund, Norman.E. (1981). Measurement and Evaluation Teaching. USA: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

Harmer, J. (2001). The Practice of English Language Testing. London: Longman Group Ltd.

Harris, A.J: E.R Sipay. (1980). How to Increase Reading Ability: Guide to Developmental and Remedial Methods. New York: Longman, Inc.

Heaton, B. (1975). Writing English Language Test. England: Longman Group Limited.

Henning, G. (1987). A Guide to Language Testing: Development, Evaluation, Research, Boston: Heinle & Heinle Publishers.

Hilman, Arthur W.T.R. Blair, W.H Rupley. (1981). Principles and Practices of Teaching Reading. London: Scott, Foresman Publishing Company.

Getzels, ‘Jacob W. (1956). “The Nature of Reading Interests: Psychological Aspects.” In Helen M. Robinson, ed. Developing Permanent Interest in Reading (Supplementary Educational Monographs, no. 84). Chicago, University of Chicago Press, p. 7.

Grellet, Franchoise. (1981). A Developing Reading Skill. Practical Guide to Reading Comprehension Exercise. Great Britain: Cambridge University Press.

Kemp. J. E. (1985). Planning and Producing Audiovisual Materials. New York: Chandler Publishing Company.

Kerlinger, F. N. (1965). Foundation of Behavioral Research. New York University: Holt, Rinehart Winston.

Kluckhohn, C., et al. “Values and Value-Orientations in the Theory of Action.” In Talcott Parsons, and Edward A. Shils, eds. Toward a General Theory of Action. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1954, p. 395.

Lado, Robert, Ph.D. (1976). Language Testing. London: Longman Group Limited.

Mikuleckly, B. S. (2004). More Reading Power: Reading for Pleasure, Comprehension, Skills, Thinking Skills, Reading Faster (2 nd edition). New York: Longman.

Ministry of Education. The Learner as a Reader NZ: Learning Media.

Some features of narrative texts page 98 - 106.

Mouly. (1976). Test for Experiment. New York: Mac Millian, Inc.

Nuttal, C. (1988). Teaching Reading Skills in a Foreign Language (Practical Language Teaching: No 9) Oxford: Heinemann.

Robinson, Helen M. “Significant Unsolved Problems in Reading,” Journal of Reading, 14:77-82+, Nov. 1970.

Simanjuntak, E., G. (1988). Developing Reading Skills for EFL Students. Jakarta: Depdikbud.

Wright, Andrew. (1976). Visual Materials for the Language Teacher: London. Longman group Ltd.

Article Metrics

Abstract view : 262 times | PDF view : 23 times


  • There are currently no refbacks.


English Language Education

Graduate Program

State University of Makassar







p-ISSN: 2303-3037

e-ISSN: 2503-2291

View My Stats

Creative Commons License
ELT Worlwide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.