THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES-READING STRATEGIES IN ENGLISH LEARNING AT AQUATIC RESOURCES MANAGEMENT STUDY PROGRAM UNIVERSITAS MUHAMMADIYAH SINJAI
This study aimed at investigating the effect of the integrated reading strategies based on the aquatic resources’ management students’ dominant multiple intelligences on their reading comprehension. The method employed was true experimental design with pretest-posttest control groups design. The population of this study was 196 first semester students of Agricultural Faculty at Universitas Muhammadiyah Sinjai in academic year 2021/2022. The samples of this study consisted of 30 students that belong to groups; 15 students in experimental group and 15 students in control group, and they possessed the same high dominant multiple intelligences (existential, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences). Two research instruments were used to collect the data in the study, namely multiple intelligences inventory in preliminary research and reading achievement test. The data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics on SPSS version 20 for windows program. The result of this study showed that there was a significant difference of the students’ reading comprehension achievement between experimental group and control group by the gain score of experimental group was 24.00 and control group was 7.11. The data were analyzed by using Independent t-test and the probability value was 0.000.The probability value of Independent t-test 0.000 < α = 0.05. It was longer than the significant level 0.05. So the alternative hyphothesis (H1) was tenable. These lead to the conclusion that matching students’ dominant multiple intelligences and the integrated reading strategies was imperative for the Aquatic Resources Management students in improving their reading comprehension.