THE CORRELATION BETWEEN INTERNET READING HABIT AND THE READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT OF THE FOURTH SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH EDUCATION STUDY PROGRAM FKIP UNSRI PALEMBANG

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THE CORRELATION BETWEEN INTERNET READING HABIT AND THE READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT OF THE FOURTH SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH EDUCATION STUDY PROGRAM FKIP UNSRI PALEMBANG

A Proposal by
Tasya Amelia Oc.
06121401006
English Education Study Program
Language and Arts Education Department

FACULTY OF TEACHER TRAINING AND EDUCATION
SRIWIJAYA UNIVERSITY
PALEMBANG
2014

THE CORRELATION BETWEEN INTERNET READING HABIT AND THE READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT OF THE FOURTH SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH EDUCATION STUDY PROGRAM FKIP UNSRI PALEMBANG Written by
Tasya Amelia Oc. (06121401006)

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background

Reading, one of the important skills in studying English, has developed from time to time. Before, students learn reading only based on the print media; for example, books, magazines, paper things, et cetera. Nowadays, students learn reading through not only the print media, but also through electronic media; such as, internet, tablet, smart phone, even by watching movie. This reading habit has changed from reading print media to reading electronic media. Therefore, reading comprehension that the students are learning also influenced by this habit. Reading comprehension is the ability to read, process, and understand the meaning of the text. There are two levels of processing that are involved in reading comprehension, shallow processing and deep processing. Deep processing involves semantic processing, which happens when we encode the meaning of a word and relate it to similar words. Shallow processing involves structural and phonemic recognition, the processing of sentence and word structure and their associated sounds. (Fergus I.M Craik and Robert S. Lockhart) Reading comprehension strategies must be refined, practiced and reinforced continually throughout life. Even in the middle grades and high school, parents and teachers need to continue to help their children develop reading comprehension strategies. As their reading materials become more diverse and challenging, children need to learn new tools for comprehending these texts. Content area materials such as textbooks and newspaper, magazine and internet reading pose different reading comprehension challenges for young people and it requires different comprehension strategies. The development of reading comprehension is a lifelong process that changes based on the depth and breadth of texts the person is reading. Internet, the worldwide network that connects people, community, and countries all around the world, has a lot of information. People can browse internet to find many things to read. For example, article, blog, journals, e-book, e-mail, e-magazines, and so many others. People nowadays spend most of their time surfing the internet, they even do their job through internet. Some students even use the internet to do assignments. In fact, almost every student finds that internet is very crucial to their study and they become very depend on it. The fourth semester students of English Education Study Program Unsri Palembang frequently use internet. They are always given assignments that require internet reading. Therefore, the students are very familiar with internet reading. From the interview with some students, the writer concluded that their reading achievements are quite well and it has improved since the first semester until the fourth. Some students claimed that their reading skills have consciously improved throughout the time because of their habit of reading in internet. Based on the information above, the writer intends to know how internet reading habit influences the student’s reading achievements. The writer want to see whether internet reading habit really improve the student’s skill in reading comprehension. Therefore, the writer in interested in writing the proposal entitled ‘The Correlation Between Internet Reading Habit and The Reading Comprehension Achievement of The Fourth Semester Students of English...


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