IMPROVING THE TENTH GRADE STUDENTSâ€™ READING SKILLS BY USING MIND MAPPING TECHNIQUE
Keywords:Technique, mind mapping, reading skill
AbstractThis study was a classroom action research which concerned with the inquiry on how mind mapping technique could improve the reading skill of the tenth-grade studentsâ€™ of State Senior high School 1 of Ujanmas. This research was conducted into three cycles (cycles 1,2, and 3) and the preliminary stage was initiated before the study was conducted. Each cycle had four steps: plan, action, observation, and reflection. The subjects of the research were thirty-five tenth-grade students. The technique for collecting qualitative data employed was an observation, to know the improvement of teaching and learning activities, whereas quantitative data were obtained through a reading test. The research result showed that (1) mind mapping technique could improve the students reading skill, (2) mind mapping technique could enhance studentsâ€™ motivation in the teaching and learning process, (3) mind mapping technique could increase studentsâ€™ attention to understand and students were encouraged in asking and answering a question. In conclusion, the tenth-grade studentsâ€™ reading skills could be improved by using the mind mapping technique.
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