The research aimed at describing (1) whether Co-Op Co-Op Method can improve students’ reading comprehension in determining detail information, and (2) the difficulties of using Co-Op Co-Op method to enhance the students’ reading comprehension especially in determining explicit and implicit information. The preliminary research showed that the students had problems in determining detail information; explicit and implicit information.
This research was conducted at SMA Batik 2 Surakarta. The subject of the research was the students of class XI IPA 1 consisting of 32 students. The method of this research was Classroom Action Research. It included observation, field note, interview, questionnaire, and test to collect the data. After collecting the data, the researcher analyzed the data using quantitative and qualitative analysis. The quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistic by comparing the mean score of pre-test and test 1 and test 2. The qualitative data were analyzed based on the observation, interview, and supported with the writer’s diaries.
The result of the research showed that (1) Co-Op Co-Op method can improve the students’ reading comprehnsion in determining the detail information; explicit and implicit information. The means of the students’ score improved from cycle to cycle. The mean in pre test was 59.45, test 1 was 65.07, and test 2 was 75.15 (2) There are some difficulties of using Co-Op Co-Op method in teaching reading comprehension to determine detail information; explicit and implicit information such as (a)it takes long time as students should provide, discuss, and present the materials in the class, (b) it is difficult to control all groups and hold them in group discussion since some of them were still passive, and (c) higher level students usually take turn more than the lower one especially in discussing and presenting the materials.
Regarding to the explanation above, the students’ reading comprehension in determining detail information; explicit and implicit information and class situation could be improved by the implementation of Co-Op Co-Op method.
Key Words: Co-Op Co-Op method, Reading Comprehension, Determining Explicit Implicit Information, Action Research.