MIND MAPPING: A STRATEGY TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ READING SKILLS
Students’ reading skills can be observed through some strategies. One of those is the ability of students in summarizing the text. This study focuses on the application of mind mapping as an alternative way to summarize a text. It is conducted to the third semester students of English Education Department at one of the private university of Surabaya who take Reading subject. The instrument is a documentation of students’ mind map products. Students create mind mapping in post-reading activity. After reading, they have to summarize the text written through mind map. The result shows that the application of mind mapping strategy is valuable in recalling students’ prior knowledge. So far, mind mapping is a beneficial strategy to construct summary of text reading. Then, this study proposes the use of mind map as a way to assist students’ reading skill especially in summarizing.