LEARNING STYLES IN READING COMPREHENSION APPLIED BY A THIRD GRADE HIGH ACHIEVER OF ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT NUSANTARA PGRI KEDIRI UNIVERSITY IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
NOVIANA PUTRI RAHAYU
Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri
Author Identity (NPM)
Reading is the ability to draw meaning from the printed page and interpret this information appropriately. It means that without comprehending and interpreting the meaning of the text, reading itself is useless. Meanwhile, comprehension is the main goal of reading. Hence, learner can influence his comprehension in reading with learning styles. Learning styles have an important role in the learning process and influence learners’ reading achievement because learning styles have relation with learners’ way to acquire and comprehend information. This research is aimed to describe learning styles in reading comprehension applied by a third grade high achiever and to identify learning styles in reading comprehension preferred by a third grade high achiever of English Education Department at Nusantara PGRI Kediri University in the academic year 2016/2017. Then, the researcher conducted a case study of qualitative research approach. The subject of this research was one learner. Also, the instruments used to collect the data were observation, interview, and documentation. The data had already collected from observation in the form of observation-check list and video recording. Also, to support and complete the data, the researcher conducted interview to learner. The result of this research showed that high achiever applied three types of learning styles such as; visual learning style, auditory learning style, and kinesthetic learning style. Furthermore, he preferred in visual learning style. It can be seen that he applied nine strategies.
Keyword: Learning Styles, Reading Comprehension, High Achiever
Learning Styles, Reading Comprehension, High Achiever