THE EFFECT OF USING POSSE (PREDICT, ORGANIZE, SEARCH, SUMMARIZE, AND EVALUATE) STRATEGY ON THE STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION ACHIEVEMENT IN DESCRIPTIVE TEXT
Keywords:POSSE Strategy, Reading comprehension, Descriptive text
The objective of the research was to find out the effect of using POSSE (Predict, Organize, Search, Summarize, and Evaluate) Strategy on the students’ reading comprehension in descriptive text. This research was conducted in the SMP Muhammadiyah 05 Medan at Jalan Bromo Gang Aman no.38 Medan. The population of this research was the seventh grade students 2019/2020 academic year which consisted 64 students. The researcher used total sampling to take the sample based on Arikunto. In VII-A consisted 32 students as experimental group and VII-B consisted 32 students as control group. The research design in this research was quantitative experimental research. The instrument to collect the data was test by multiple choice test consisted 20 items. There were pre-test, treatment, and post-test in both of groups. The t-test was 2.96 and t-table was 1.67 which used 0.05 as significant level of this research. T-test value was higher than t-table (2.96 > 1.67). It means that the alternative hypothesis (Ha) was accepted. Based on this research it can be concluded that there was significant effect of using POSSE Strategy on the students’ reading comprehension achievement in descriptive text.