Based on the problems above, the study is intended to know aboout the students problem in comprehending descriptive paragraph. This research, the researcher used a descriptive paragraph. It consisted 10 multiple choice question and 5 essay question. The purposes of this research were to know the students problems in comprehending descriptive paragraph, to know cause of factors the students problems in comprehending descriptive paragraph. The research used qualitative descriptive method and the technique to collect the data are test and interview. The participant of this research is the class IX A students of SMPN Kerinci. The result of this research from 20 that there were 2,91% students didproblems in identifying main idea, 5,83% students did made mistakeidentifying function, 8,74% students did cannot identifying purposes, 37,87% students did cannot identifying specific items in multiple choice question and 31, 06% the students mistake identifying specific item in essay question, and the last problems the students did not identifying major tenses used in the paragraph there were 13,59% students. Then the interview result the reasearcher find cause of factor the students problems in comprehending paragraph is from 20 students’ there are 80% students’ get problems in comprehending descriptive paragraph cause some factor. First the students lack vocabulary 30%. Second 20 % the students difficulties translate the paragraph. Third situation in the class influence 15% students’. Fourth 10% the students’ experience had low interest in learning. Finally the students needed a media in learning 5%.
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