• Agus Triyogo
  • Syaprizal S. STKIP PGRI Lubuklinggau
Keywords: Reading Strategies, Mastering English


The aim sof this research are describing the students’ reading strategies in mastering English between Senior High Schools at Muara Rupit and describing the students’ reading comprehension in mastering English between SMA Negeri 1 Muara Rupit and SMA Plus Bina Satria. The researchers applied descriptive qualitative method. The subject of the research are 60 students from SMA Negeri 1 Muara Rupit of class X and XI and 60 students from SMA Plus Bina Satria of class X and XI in the academic year of 2015/2016. The data collected through  questionnaire.  Based on the research result, it could be concluded that both of the students at SMA Negeri 1 Muara Rupit and SMA Plus Bina Satria mayority used prior knowledge to think about the topic before reading, made predictions about the probable meaning of the text before reading, previewed the text by skimming and scanning to get a sense of the overall meaning before reading, Monitor understanding by questioning the ideas and information in the text during reading, Monitor understanding by thinking about the ideas and information in the text during reading, Monitor understanding by reflecting the ideas and information in the text during reading, Reflected upon the ideas and information in the text after reading, related what they have read to their own experiences and knowledge after reading, carified their understanding of the text after reading, Extended their understanding in critical and creative ways after reading.


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