THE READING PROFILE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT JUNIOR STUDENTS BETWEEN EDUCATION AND LITERATURE PROGRAM ASSESSED BY USING TOEFL (A Case of the Fifth Semester English’ Students of Education and Literature Program of University of Semarang State in the Academic Year of 2012/2013)

Dina Putri Rossiana, 2201408006 (2015) THE READING PROFILE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT JUNIOR STUDENTS BETWEEN EDUCATION AND LITERATURE PROGRAM ASSESSED BY USING TOEFL (A Case of the Fifth Semester English’ Students of Education and Literature Program of University of Semarang State in the Academic Year of 2012/2013). Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    This is a descriptive quantitative study aiming at finding out how good is the reading profile of the English Department junior students assessed by using TOEFL (A Case of the 5 th semester English‟ Students of Education and Literature Program of University of Semarang State in the Academic Year 2012/2013). This study was conducted in line with the important roles of reading in acquiring knowledge and information in academic life. Reading is one of the basic skills to be mastered in order to gain knowledge, function actively in ever – increase literacy demands of the modern society.I conducted the study to the English students of UNNES. The object of this study is Barron‟s book entitled How to Prepare for the TOEFL (Test of English As A Foreign Language 9 th ed, Pamela J,Ph.D.). It is a TOEFL test preparations‟ book for TOEFL test taker. The population of this study is the fifth semester English Education and Literature program students in the academic year of 2012/2013 who took part in TOEFL test. The test results were analyzed using simple statistic in the form of raw score. In the Engilsh Education Students, there were eleven participants whose scores were 61-70, eleven participants whose scores were 71-80, three participants whose scores were 81-90 with the lowest score 62 , highest score 88, and Mean=72.88. Then, in the English Literature Students, there were three participants whose scores were 51-60, six participants whose scores were 61 -70, thirteen participants whose scores were 71-80, three participants whose scores were 81-90 with the lowest score 50, highest score 88, and Mean=71.76 The findings indicated that there were problems of meaning of words, phrase, and sentences; inferencing explicit and implicit; scanning for details, reading for main ideas. In general, the reading profile of English Literature students can be said to be unsatisfactory (mean=71.76) with the highest score of 88 and the lowest 50. It can be concluded that the reading profile of the fifth semester students of the English Education sstudents assessed by using TOEFL was higher than the English Literature students. It showed the different significance with their scores in the TOEFL test. In short, I suggest that the English students have to improve reading skills by reading book and learning to read so that their reading ability can be better.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading skills, TOEFL, Questions for the Reading Section in TOEFL
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: sumarsono mahasiswa unnes
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 18:36
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 18:36

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