THE LEXICAL DENSITY OF READING MATERIAL IN ENGLISH ALIVE TEXTBOOK FOR THE TENTH GRADE STUDENTS' OF SENIOR HIGHY SCHOOL

Nenti, Pakpahan (2017) THE LEXICAL DENSITY OF READING MATERIAL IN ENGLISH ALIVE TEXTBOOK FOR THE TENTH GRADE STUDENTS' OF SENIOR HIGHY SCHOOL. Undergraduate thesis, UNIMED.

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Abstract

The study deals with Lexical Density Of Reading Material In English Alive Textbook For The tenth Grade Students’ Of Senior High School. The aim of this study is to analyze what kind of genre has the highest lexical density and to reveal lexical density of Reading Material in English Alive Textbook. This study was conducted by using descriptive qualitative method. The source of data in this study is reading texts of English Alive textbook for the tenth grade students’ of Senior High School published by Yudhistira, 2010 . This study was done by analyzing 10 texts as sample of all reading texts in the textbook by determining the content words and grammatical words and then calculating the amount of content words divided to the total of words in each text. The findings show that three texts are in low category (40-50%), six texts are in the medium category (50-60%), and one text is in the high category (60-70%). The lexical density of recount text are 54.98 % and 49.20%, narrative texts 53.95% and 49,69 %, procedure texts 55.91 %, 62.86 %, descriptive texts 52.52 % and 54.78 %, news item text 58.78% and 44.26%. The highest lexical density is Procedure text with the percentage of lexical density 62.86%. So it can be concluded that the lexical density in the textbook is around (40-70%). It means that the reading texts are in, high, medium, and low lexical density category. But six of ten reading texts are in medium category. It is suggested that further textbook writers concern with the lexical density of the reading texts so that the textbook can be used and understood by the teacher and the students.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Contributors:
ContributionNameNIP
Thesis advisorSaragih, \Willem19581231 198601 1 011
Thesis advisorSiregar, Tiarnita Maria SarjaniUNSPECIFIED
Call Number: SK-2017 ENG 103
Keywords: Lexical density; Reading texts;Content wordes; Grammatical Words
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (Principles and Practice) > LB1049 Reading (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Mr Maknun
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 10:40
URI: http://digilib.unimed.ac.id/id/eprint/25105

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