This study aimed at investigating the effect of the use of card sort strategy on their reading comprehension. The method employed was true experimental design with pretest-posttest control groups design. The population of this study was the first semester students of Universitas Muhammadiyah Sinjai. The sample of this research consisted of 60 Animal Husbandry students of Universitas Muhammadiyah Sinjai. The researcher used cluster random sampling which 30 Students as control group and 30 students as experimental group. Two research instruments were used to collect the data in the study, namely card sort strategy and reading achievement test. The data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics on SPSS version 20 for windows program. The result of this study showed that there was a significant difference of the students’ reading comprehension achievement between experimental group and control group. The result of hypothesis testing using ANACOVA with SPSS for windows 20 program to get significance value is 0,000. The significance value 0.000 < α= 0,05, so hypothesis was tenable. These lead to the conclusion that using card sort strategy can improve the reading comprehension.
Keywords: card sort strategies, reading comprehension