The Implementation of Task-Based Learning to Improve Reading Comprehension of the Second-Year Students’ of SMP Negeri 1 Sungguminasa

Vera Sukardi(1), Syarifuddin Dollah(2*), Chairil Anwar Korompot(3),

(1) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(2) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(3) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(*) Corresponding Author



Abstract


The purpose of this study was to find out whether the use of Task-Based Learning can improve students reading comprehension of the second-year students of SMP Negeri 1 Sungguminasa. This research was conducted at SMP Negeri 1 Sungguminasa. The researchers used a quantitative research method. The population of this research is the second-year students of SMP Negeri 1 Sungguminasa. The instrument in this study was reading tests. The tests were given before the treatment (pre-test) and after the treatment (post-test). Based on the result of the mean score, the researchers found that the use of Task-Based Learning could improve the student's reading comprehension skills. It was proven by the result of the post-test which was higher than the result of the pre-test (86.28 > 39.63). Therefore, the researchers concluded that the use of Task-Based Learning can improve second-year students' reading comprehension skills at SMP Negeri 1 Sungguminasa.


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Implementation; task-based learning; reading comprehension

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