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Teaching Reading by Using Skimming and Scanning Technique to Improve Students’ Reading Skill onrd Semester at the University of Tujuh Belas Agustus 1945 Banyuwangi in Academic Year 2015-2016

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Nowadays, Reading is an activity which need deeper concentration to sweep all information through textual.
There are many reasons why getting student to read is a very important part of lecturer’s job.  Many students want
to be able to read the text either for their career, for study or pleasure. Reading is useful for language acquisition
provided that students more or less understand of what they read.  More they read is absolutely help them to get
better. Reading is also one of many ways to help them to improve their vocabulary knowledge. The effectiveness
in reading is the key of mastery the skill well; through skimming and scanning method. To run out this method
well, students should know the steps how to use skimming and scanning method in order to understand a text
book. Skimming is the process to get an idea of the whole passages or to sweep all text book to get the topic or
idea. Besides, scanning means searching for particular information to answer quickly and directly in a few
minutes. As an international language, English should be comprehended by thousand people, especially for
students of English Department at university. In fact, they have less understanding in reading skill. It can be
shown from their reading test reach less than 0,6-0,8 in validity and 0,4-0,7 in reliability or about 60 percent of
students get below the standard of reading achievement. According to the problem, the researcher tries to run out
Class Action Research through skimming and scanning method and it has been got that their reading skill raise
significantly through 2 cycles process.


Teaching Reading by Using Skimming and Scanning Technique.

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