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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Alhamdulillah, all praise to Allah SWT because of His mercy and blessing so

that the researcher can finish this research design entitled “The Effectiveness of

Using Questionning the Author Strategy in Teaching Reading Comprehension of

Recount Text (A Pre-Experimental Research on the Eighth Grade Students of SMPN

19 Pontianak in the Academic Year of 2017/2018).

The researcher realizes that are many people who have contributed in helping

the researcher in the process of finishing this research design. Therefore, the

researcher would like to give the highest appreciation to the following individuals:

1. Dr. Y. Gatot Sutapa, M.Pd as the main supervisor for his support, guidance, time,

correction and motivation given to the researcher in accomplishing the writing of

this research design.

2. Yulia Ramadhiyanti, M.Pd, as the assistant supervisor who always gives her

support, guidance, and strong encouragement to the researcher.

3. Citra Kusumaningsih, M.Pd, as the head of English Study Program of Language

and Art Education Faculty of IKIP-PGRI Pontianak for allowing the researcher to

conduct this study.

4. Desi Sri Astuti, M.Pd, as the secretary of Language and Art Faculty of IKIP-

PGRI Pontianak

5. Prof. DR. H. Samion H. AR. M.Pd, as the rector of IKIP-PGRI Pontianak for

providing great facilities during the study.

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April 2017 The researcher ii . The researcher’s beloved family who alway give their support and praying to the researcher in accomplishing this research design. Pontianak. the researcher also would kindly welcome any suggestion and criticism for the improvement and the perfection of this thesis.6. 7. 8. The researcher’s beloved friends who have contributed in the process of completing this research design. All Lecturers and academic staffs of English Education Study Program of IKIP- PGRI Pontianak. Finally.

................................................................................. 7 G.... Theoritical Benefit ....................... Significance of the Research ........... v LIST OF APPENDICES ................. INTRODUCTION .............. Technique of Data Analysis ............................................................................................................................................... Research Purposes ......... Research Background................................................................. TABLE OF CONTENTS Page ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS................................. 4 2......... vi PART I......................................................................................................................... 4 D........................................ 8 2. 12 5............................................................................................. Research Hypothesis . iii LIST OF TABLES ................. 3 C............ 6 2....................... Scope of Research ........................................... Technique of Collecting Data ...................................................... 1 A...... 7 F.............................................................. 1 B........................................................................................................................................ 12 4...... Practical Benefit ............................................................................................ Subject of Research .................................................................................. Research Methodology.......................................................... Research Variable ............................. 14 iii ................................................ 6 1. 4 1.... i TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................. Research Problems ........................ 10 3........................................................... Tool of Collecting Data.................................... 8 1........................ 4 E....... Research Design ... Terminology ...

............... 22 3............ Level of Reading Comprehension ................................ 27 2..... The Implementation of of Questioning the Author ....... 25 4...... Preview of Questioning the Author Strategy ........... 27 1............. Definition of Reading................ The Nature of Reading .................................................................................................. The Principal of Reading Comprehension .. Definition of Reading Comprehension .....................................................................................PART II........ The Advantages of Questioning the Author..................................... READING COMPREHENSION BY USING QUESTIONING THE AUTHOR STRATEGY ... 30 TEMPORARY BIBLIOGRAPHY ............................ 20 A... Definition of Questioning the Author .. 26 B.. 29 3............................. 32 iv ............................................................................ 20 2.......................................... 20 1...............

.................................... LIST OF TABLES Table Page 1............................3 Students’ score criteria ..1 One group pre-test and post-test design ... 10 1................................................2 Eighth grade students of SMP Negeri 19 Pontianak ............................. 41 v .......... 39 1...........

............................ Syllabus .......................................................................... LIST OF APPENDICES Appendix Page I.......................................................................................................... 67 II...................... Blue Print .. Reading Compehension Test .... 73 vi ... 70 III...................................... Lesson Plan ........................................................... 72 IV...............................