THE INFLUENCE OF TOP DOWN APPROACH ON READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT OF THE THIRD YEAR STUDENTS OF SOCIAL PROGRAM OF SMUN I JOGOROGO NGAWI IN THE 1999/2000 ACADEMIC YEAR
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As one of the language skills, reading is considered as the most important skill in learning language. Since reading is important in improving other skills, the way to learn it should be improved. Some experts explain about the usefulness of top down approach on reading. So in this research, the writer tries to solve the problem"ls there any influence of using top down approach on reading Comprehension achievement"? Based on the reason, this research aimed to test whether or not there is a significant innuence of using Top down Approach on reading comprehension achievement of the third year students of social program of SMUN I Jogorogo Ngawi .The data needed in this research were collected by applying the test , the interview, and the documentation. The data of the research were analyzed by using t-test. The result of data analysis found that in reading comprehension the statistical value was higher than critical value. This showed that there is a significant influence of using Top down approach on reading comprehension achievement of the third year students of SMUN I Jogorogo Ngawi in the 1999/2000 academic year. Thus, it is suggested to the English teacher to explain top down approach to the students.
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