A Correlational Study Between Reading Comprehension, Sentence Structure Mastery and Paraphrasing Skill

Ulfa Putri Arifah, Suparno Suparno, Endang Setyaningsih


The article aims at reporting and discussing the finding of the correlation between reading comprehension, sentence structure mastery and paraphrasing skill. The research was conducted to the fifth semester students of a University in Surakarta in December 2013. The population of the study is all of the fifth semester students while the sample is 30 students taken by using cluster random sampling technique. The instruments used for collecting data are objective test is used to collect reading comprehension and sentence structure mastery data, and essay test to collect data of paraphrasing skill. The techniques used to analyze the data are Single Correlation and Multiple Regression Correlation. The result of analysis indicates that reading comprehension and sentence structure mastery give significant positive contribution to paraphrasing skill; both partially and simultaneously. It means reading comprehension and sentence structure mastery can be used to estimate paraphrasing skill.


correlation; reading comprehension; sentence structure mastery; paraphrasing skill

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