THE ROLE OF PQRST STRATEGY TO IMPROVE READING COMPREHENSION IN INDONESIA

Asie Esteria

Abstract


Teaching reading in English is challenging for Indonesian teachers because not all students can comprehend what they have read. Since English is a second language for Indonesian students, they have a lot of problems in understanding a passage, especially the grammar, vocabulary, and finding main idea. Therefore, English teachers have to think about a suitable strategy to help their students comprehend their reading materials. This article is intended to give an alternative how to solve students’ problem in reading comprehension by using PQRST (Preview, Question, Read, Summarize and Test) strategy. It provides some reasons why PQRST strategy is appropriate to help students to improve their reading comprehension. The discussion emphasizes reading and reading comprehension, micro- and macroskills in reading, teaching reading comprehension, PQRST strategy and the applicability of PQRST strategy in Indonesia. It also describes how to implement the strategy in the classroom which covers previous studies in experimental design and classrom action research. After all, PQRST strategy is one of the potential strategies that can be used to improve students’ reading comprehension.

Keywords


PQRST strategy; teaching reading; reading comprehension

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