Santoso, Vidha Puri
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A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS ON CONTEXT CLUES USED IN READING SECTION OF NATIONAL EXAMINATION (CBT) OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS Santoso, Vidha Puri
JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE TEACHING (JELLT) Vol 3, No 2 (2019): Journal of English Language and Language Teaching (JELLT)
Publisher : JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LANGUAGE TEACHING (JELLT)

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The objectives of this study were to find out the kinds of context clues and the most frequent of them and also to describe the context clues used in reading section of National Examination (CBT) of Senior High Schools. The design of this research was discourse analysis using qualitative research to describe data in form of documents. The data that containing 70 questions were collected and categorized based on the kinds of context clues. The finding shows that there were eight types of context clues used which were frequently presented in reading section of the national examination namely indirect definition, reference, restatement, synonym, direct description, comparison/contrast, cause/effect, and tone/mood/setting which had direct definition as the most frequent of context clues used. In conclusion, the researcher concluded that there were some benefits of the context clues uses particularly as a strategy for the reader to answer the reading comprehension questions in test.