CLOZE PASSAGE IN IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION

Yanuarti Apsari

Abstract


Using an effective practice of comprehending English text is another effort to improve
reading comprehension of EFL students, especially the Indonesian students. Thus, this
study aims to see whether there is a difference in performance when students practice
regularly with cloze passages and practice with passage in full but followed by
carefully written comprehension questions. Regarding the purpose of the research, an
experimental research is used where thirteen pairs of students from two groups are
observed. The data are collected from pre-test and post-test. Quantitative data
obtained is statistically analyzed and then compares by using t-test with paired sample
statistics. The result of the study reveals that Students treated by cloze passages
significantly better than students treated by full passages in terms of reading
comprehension ability. It is evidently clear that cloze is an essential teaching
technique that fosters reading comprehension. Therefore, it is recommended that

Keywords: Cloze Passage and Reading Comprehension


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