Paraphrasing Strategy in Teaching Reading Comprehension
Arifuddin Hamra
Kisman Salija

Nirwana graduated from the Post Graduate Program of Universitas Negeri Makassar and she is a teacher at Mts Ummul Mukminin Makassar.
Arifuddin Hamra is a professor of English Language Teaching at Universitas Negeri Makassar, He got his Master degree at the State University of Buffalo, U.S.A. and his Doctor degree at Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia.
Kisman Salija is senior lecturer at Universitas Negeri Makassar. He got his Doctor degree at Universitas Negeri Malang.


This study aims at finding out the implementation of paraphrasing strategy in teaching reading comprehension for the students at Mts Ummul Mukninin Makassar and the interest to the use of that strategy in the teaching and learning process. The methode was quasi-experimental design. The subject consisted of 30 students for experimental group and 30 students for control group. The instruments consisted of a reading comprehension test and a questioner. The result shows that paraphrasing stratgey significantly enhances the students’ reading comprehension.It was proved by t-test value of paraphrasing strategy 0.00 and indicated lower that t-table (alpha) in the significany level 0.05 (.000 < .05). The students’ interest is categorized in high category for experimental group which is proved by the mean score of students’ interest 71.87. Finally, paraphrasing strategy contributes to the enhancement of reading comprehension achievement and improves the students’ interest in reading English texts.