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The objective of this study was to find out the effectiveness of using scanning to improve students’ reading comprehension of the students of third grade at MAN 3 Pidie. 37 students of 12th grade took part in this study. Case study was used as the research method. The data were collected by using 20 items of questionnaire. The questionnaire was divided into two parts namely reading comprehension and scanning technique. The findings of this study showed that the most of the students at MAN 3 Pidie believed that the scanning technique can improve reading comprehension effectively. It implies the students’ good responses about using scanning technique to improve reading comprehension. The students’ good responses can be seen in the following questionnaire result. First, the statement ‘I am interested in learning reading comprehension by using scanning technique’ which generated 87% of option yes and 13% of option no. Secondly, the sentence ‘Scanning technique is the best way to improve reading comprehension’ elicited 30 students (81%) who agreed and 7 (19%) said no. Another statement was ‘There are some advantages using scanning technique in improving reading comprehension’ that revealed 34 students (92%) said yes and only a student (3%) chose no.


Effectiveness, Scanning Technique, Reading Comprehension

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