WHAT CATEGORY DOES STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION FAULT?
The objective of this study was to analyze students' comprehension in reading descriptive text at the eighth grade of SMPN 5 Tanjungpinang. To get the study subject, this research strategy is qualitative descriptive research using purposive sampling approaches. The research subject was an eighth grade A (VIII.A) student of SMPN 5 Tanjungpinang in the academic year 2021/2022, consisting of 40 students. Researcher obtained the data using a multiple-choice test of 20 questions from 7 texts. Researcher used assessments of students' comprehension categorized by Jihad and Harris. To analyze the data, the researcher collects and counts the score, and then the scores obtained by each student are displayed in table form and graphics to make it easier to understand. The result of this study shows is that comprehension of students’ in reading descriptive text falls into the category of good. This is supported by facts based on the acquisition of the mean score obtained from 40 students, which is 82.75 at eighth grade A. Based on percentages in the frequency distribution, comprehension of students’ in reading descriptive text at eighth-graders students’ comprehension in reading descriptive text at eighth-graders obtained percentage 32.5% in the excellent category, 40% in the good category, 15% in the fairly good category, 12.5% in the fair category, and 0% in the poor category.