Improving The Students’ Reading Comprehension in Narrative Text by Using SQ3R

Ahmad Heriyanto, Siswantoro Siswantoro, Teguh Sarosa


The objectives of this classroom action research are to identify: (1) whether SQ3R method can improve the students‟ reading comprehension; (2) the classroom situation of using SQ3R method in teaching and learning process. The research data were collected by using techniques of interview, observation, questionnaire and tests. The qualitative data were analyzed by assembling the data, coding the data, comparing the data, building interpretations, and reporting the outcomes. The quantitative data were analyzed by comparing the mean score of pre-test and post-test. The research findings show that SQ3R method can improve the students‟ reading comprehension and the classroom situation. It can improve the students‟ reading comprehension in five aspects including finding main idea, explicit and implicit information, reference of pronoun, and identifying the meaning of word. The classroom situation shows that the students are more active in teaching and learning process. They pay more attention to the teachers‟ explanation; look conducive and enthusiastic in reading class.


SQ3R; reading comprehension; classroom situation

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