An Analysis of Students’ Difficulties and Strategies in Answering TOEFL Reading Comprehension Section

Dharmawan, Kadek Agus and Desfitranita, Desfitranita and Utami, Henny septia (2018) An Analysis of Students’ Difficulties and Strategies in Answering TOEFL Reading Comprehension Section. Diploma thesis, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Curup.

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This research was aimed to investigate what are the most difficult skills in TOEFL Reading Comprehension section and what are strategies frequently used by students do to overcome the difficulties answering TOEFL Reading Comprehension section in English Study Program academic year 2015 at IAIN Curup. This study employed descriptive method which was present in quantitative way. The population were 31 students who have taken reading IV (Pendekatan TOEFL). The researcher used total sampling to choose the sample of research, so the researcher took all the population as the sample of this research. The total amount of sample were 31 students. The instrument of this research were test and questionnaire. Then, in order to ensure the validity of the instrument, the researcher used content validity, construct validity and face validity. The data was tabulated in percentage formula and the result of this research shows the most difficult skills and strategies students used do to overcome the difficulties in answering TOEFL Reading Comprehension section. Based on the finding, there is one the most difficult skill, it is skill 6 with percentage 15.46% than of the five existing strategies for answering the TOEFL reading comprehension section it was found that students used the five existing strategies to answer questions where the questions contained the existing question skills.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Dharmawan, Kadek AgusUNSPECIFIED
Desfitranita, DesfitranitaUNSPECIFIED
Utami, Henny septiaUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Difficulties; Strategy; TOEFL Reading Comprehension Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah > Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mrs Eke Wince
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2019 03:08
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 03:08

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