Teni Lestari, Setia Muljanto, Amir Hamzah


Reading is one of the most fundamental cumponents Of the learning process. Meanwhile. comprehension is synonym with understanding. Thus, reading comprehension means understandmg what we read. As EEL learners. students still have difficulrtes m reudmg comprehension. Ibis study focused on analysts of students ' difficulties m reading comprehension. Ibis study was held in one ofsenjor high school in Garut. 1his study aimed to.tind out the Mudents difficulties m reading comprehension and students • strategies to Improve their reading comprehension ability. lie method of this study was qualitative method by using descriptiie analysis as research deslgn. The participants of this study Wen chosen hy using purposive samphng, research was conducted to 32 sludems in grade ofsenior high school in Gann enrolled in 20192020 academicFar. The data were gained reading comprehension goignment and questionnaire. The result found that the most difficulties oftenfaced by students in reading comprehension is lack ofrelevant vocabulary. Il caused the students do not understand 'he meaning of the whole passage. Furthermore, the srudents• strategies to improve their reading comprehension abiliry are comprehension monitoring. predicnng generating and asking question, activating and using background knowledge, making inferences. summarizing, and visualizing. the dominant strategv used by the students is comprehension monitortng.


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