A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN GROUP INVESTIGATION AND NUMBERED HEAD TOGETHER METHODS ON STUDENTS ABILITY IN READING DESCRIPTIVE TEXTAbstract The aims of this study are to find out understanding of reading descriptive text-ability taught by using Group Inves
The aims of this study are to find out understanding of reading descriptive text-ability taught by using Group Investigation (GI) and Numbered Head Together (NHT) method of the third-semester students at University of Graha Nusantara Padangsidimpuan and to know that in both teaching techniques, there are significant differences or no. This research is an experiment with a nonequivalent control group design. The researcher used cluster sampling, which is taken from the third-semester students of English Department at University of Graha Nusantara Padangsidimpuan in which the number of the whole sample are 20 students. The instruments used in this study were pretest-posttest questions. The research hypothesis test used T-test (independent sample t-test) through the SPSS 21 program. The results of the research that have been analyzed can be concluded that there is no significant difference in the ability to read the description text in students by applying the learning model of the Group Investigation and Numbered Head Together Methods.