The Effect of Graphic Organizers on EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension


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English Education Department (Pend. Bhs. Inggris) UKI

Horas Hutabarat

anggiat.mananda@yahoo.co.id

Damayanty Hotmauli

dhotmauli@gmail.com

Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Indonesia

Abstract

This study employed the experimental design. It aimed at investigating whether or not graphic organizers (GOs) use affects students’ reading comprehension. The participants were 60 eleventh grade students of SMA Negeri 102 Jakarta. These students were divided into two groups: the experimental and the control group. Each group consisted of 30 students. Both groups were taught reading comprehension in eight sessions using the same learning materials. However, the control group was taught in the way they were used to be taught, and the experimental group was taught using GOs technique. The same pretest and posttest were administered to both groups to collect the data. The obtained data were analyzed by using SPSS 21. The results showed that the post-test mean score of the experimental class is 84.66, and the post-test mean score of the control class is 56.33. The…

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