AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS’ READING DIFFICULTIES IN COMPREHENDING NARRATIVE TEXT
The aims of this research are to identify the students’ difficulties in comprehending narrative text and to obtain the factors that contributing difficulties in comprehending narrative text of the tenth grade students SMK Negeri 2 Tanjungpinang. The researcher used the descriptive qualitative as the method which is served by narrative style. The subject of this research was 15 students of X Perhotelan 2. To collect the data the researcher used multiple choice test and interview. The researcher used data reducing and data display as the technique of analyzing the data. First, the researcher tested the students with multiple choice test and interviewed the students. Second, the researcher found that there are 8.2% students who have difficulties in determining social function and generic structure, 24.7% students have difficulties in determining main idea, 6.8% students have difficulties in determining synonym, 24.7% students have difficulties in finding implicit information, 9.6% students have difficulties in finding explicit information and 26% students have difficulties in determining moral value. Most of the students have difficulties on determining main idea, finding implicit information and determining moral value. The researcher also discovered several factors contributing students’ difficulties in comprehending narrative text. They are lack of vocabulary, text familiarity, the level of difficulty of the text, lack of effective reading strategies and lack in processing information.