# THE CORRELATION BETWEEN STUDENTS’ WRITING AND READING ABILITY

### Abstract

This final aims to know and find out, is there significant correlation between students’ writing and their

reading ability, The research in this thesis is using quantitative paradigm, in approach of the correlation

study research method, there are two variable in this thesis. This research involve two variables, there

are independent variable and dependent variable. variable X is students’ writing as independent variable

and variable Y is their reading ability as dependent variable. Place and Time of the research

The research palce was held at SMK IPTEK Sanggabuana Karawang, especially at the tenth grade

students. The address of school is on Jl. loji, Kecamatan Tegalwaru, Kabupaten Karawang 41361. The

research population is the students at tenth grade of SMK IPTEK Sanggabuana Karawang in there are

30 students. The sample in this research was taken about 30 students from the population of tenth grade

students. The method of collecting data for this research is using testing. The data needed was taken

from a test. The test is used to identify the students’ achievement. Therefore, the researcher uses data

collecting technique namely: Writing test : First, the researcher gets data from writing test of students at

the tenth grade of SMK IPTEK Sanggabuana Karawang, the researcher namely variable X. Reading test

: Second, the researcher gets data from reading test of students at the tenth grade of SMK IPTEK

Sanggabuana Karawang, the researcher namely variable Y. The instrument of the research is the test.

There are two kind of the test. They are students’ writing test and reading test. The first test is to measure

the students’ writing at the tenth grade of SMK IPTEK Sanggabuana Karawang. The first test is writing

test it consists of 30 question, they are multiple choice tests. Multiple choices consist of 30 items from

number 1 to 30. Its scores per item are true 1 and false 0. The second test is direct test. It is to measure the students reading ability. It is read the text. The test scores the fluency, accuracy, pronunciation,

intonation and ability. There is significant positive correlation between variable of students’ writing (X)

with variable of students’ reading ability (Y). it is shown by r – count is the bigger than r – table on

significant degree 0,05 and N as many as 30 (0,577 > 0,361). The researcher of meaningful correlation

uses t – research where the result of calculation obtained the point “t” calculate as many as 3,74 where

as the point “t” table on significant level 0,05 got 2,04 so (3,74 > 2,04). It means there is positive

correlation between students’ writing and their reading ability.