THE LIBYAN STUDENTS’ PROBLEMS IN READING COMPREHENSION OF ENGLISH EXPLANATION TEXTS

Ali Abdusalam Mohamed Benrabha, 0203514088 (2016) THE LIBYAN STUDENTS’ PROBLEMS IN READING COMPREHENSION OF ENGLISH EXPLANATION TEXTS. Masters thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    This study aims at finding out the difficulties faced by Libyan students in comprehending reading explanation texts.Specifically, the objectives of the study is to describe the difficulties faced by Libyan students in reading comprehension of English explanation texts in terms of finding out main ideas, supporting details, implied meaning, writer’s attitude, vocabulary, and conclusion. Furthermore, the writer also tries to explain what factors that influence Libyan students in understanding them all. This is a qualitative descriptive research. In doing the investigation and obtaining the data, the writer used some instruments such as a reading test and questionnaire. There are 30 participants of this study. They are all Libyan students who study in several universities in Indonesia. The results show that all the students face difficulties in dealing with main ideas, supporting details, implied meanings, conclusion, writer’s attitude and vocabulary. They had those difficulties since they do not fully understand the meaning and content of the texts. This is caused by lacks of vocabulary and background of knowledge. The questionnaire shows that most the students are not familiar with the terms implied meanings and writer’s attitude. They also had difficulties in dealing with some unfamiliar words in the text. The writer would like to suggest that the students should enrich their English vocabulary since it is regarded to be the main problem in both understanding and comprehending explanations texts. The English teachersin Libya should teach and give more guidance to the students about the definition and the characteristics of main idea, supporting details, implied meanings, conclusion, and writer’s attitude. Also, the teachers need to give extra attention to the vocabulary and teach them a wide range of vocabulary so they can fully understand the text.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Fakultas: Pasca Sarjana > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris, S2
    Depositing User: A.Md Angga Rizky Purwandra
    Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 07:59
    Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 07:59

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