Self-Paced Grammar Learning Guide and the Grammatical Competence of Grade 10 Students
Lea M. Gesmundo
Alaminos Integrated National High School, Division of Laguna
The study aimed to determine the grammatical competence of Grade 10 students using a self-paced grammar learning guide. The one-group pretest-posttest research design was utilized to determine the performance of the respondents. Also, this study used an intact sampling technique which is a type of non-probability sampling used to produce results that can be generalized only by making very strong assumptions about the sample(s). An intact group is an already-formed group. In this study, the respondents included thirty (30) Grade 10 learners enrolled in Alaminos Integrated National High School, Alaminos Laguna for the school year 2020-2021 who underwent self-paced study using the designed grammar learning guide for eight (8) consecutive school days. The study pointed out the following hypothesis: There is no significant difference between the pretest and post-test scores of students in using the self-paced grammar learning guide. Thus, the study yielded the findings that there is a significant difference in the pretest and posttest scores, and mean gain scores of the students using a self-paced grammar learning guide. Since the study revealed that there is a significant difference in the pretest and posttest of respondents in using the self-paced grammar learning guide, the school administration may encourage teachers to develop a learning guide that will be suited to the needs of the students and use this other than textbooks to develop and improve students’ academic competence.
Keywords: Self-paced, Grammar, Learning Guide, Grammatical Competence