THE EFFECT OF WEBCOMICS UTILIZATION IN READING COMPREHENSION AMONG LOWER SECONDARY STUDENTS

Ajurun Begum Ahamed, Raja Nor Safinas Raja Harun

Abstract


The study aims to investigate if webcomics has an effect on students’ reading comprehension.  A Quasi-experiment method was used to administer the study.  The samples are 67 students from form two secondary aged 14 years old.  Pre-test and post-test were administered before and after the intervention to the control and the experimental group. The intervention was six lessons utilizing webcomics constructed based on the topics in the text book.   The data collected was analysed using t-test. The results indicated that the mean of scores of the experimental group is higher and the difference is significant compared to the control group.  The study concluded that webcomics improved students’ reading comprehension. The findings from the study have implicated the importance of using pictures and words which has contributed better to the students’ comprehension of the text in this study.


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reading comprehension; webcomics; quasi-experimental; intervention

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