Using Honeycomb Graphic Organizer as Media to Improve Students’ Writing Skill of Analytical Exposition Text. (An Action Research of the Eleventh Graders of SMA Negeri 3 Salatiga in the Academic Year 2011/2012

Anny Sulistyo Rini,, 2201407050 (2012) Using Honeycomb Graphic Organizer as Media to Improve Students’ Writing Skill of Analytical Exposition Text. (An Action Research of the Eleventh Graders of SMA Negeri 3 Salatiga in the Academic Year 2011/2012. Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

Abstract

This final project concerns in teaching writing of analytical exposition text in Senior High School using Honeycomb graphic organizer as the medium. The purposes of this study are to find out to what extent the use of Honeycomb graphic organizer improves Senior High School students’ writing skill of analytical exposition text, and to find out to what extent the use of Honeycomb graphic organizer contributes to the development of the positive attitude in writing analytical exposition text. The subject of the study is the eleventh graders of SMA N 3 Salatiga, in the academic year 2011/2012. The number of sample is 36 students. The sample was gained by using simple random sampling method. This study is an action research which was conducted for two cycles. The data in this study were collected through the use of test in form of writing test, and non-test instruments in form of first and second questionnaire, interview, observation notes, and video recording. Data analysis was done by using quantitative and qualitative description. The research findings show a difference in achievement of students’ writing before and after being treated by using Honeycomb graphic organizer. The pre-test average score was 62.2 points. Whereas in cycle one the score increased by 10.7 points to 72.9 points. In cycle two, the score increased from 72.9 points to 76.4. Finally, the post-test result gave a final score of this research. The score was 78.3 points. In other words, the post-test score increased by 1.9 points. The post-test score was much higher than the one in pre-test. The non-test analysis shows that the students’ positive attitude in writing analytical exposition text improved. The students became more attracted to write analytical exposition text. They positively responded to the lesson and enjoyed it very well. The result of the research shows that Honeycomb graphic organizer contributes to the development of students’ writing skill of analytical exposition text and students’ positive attitude in writing analytical exposition text. According to the result, it is suggested that teachers use Honeycomb graphic organizer as an alternative medium in teaching writing of analytical exposition text.

Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
Uncontrolled Keywords: honeycomb graphic organizer, analytical exposition text, writing, action research.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
P Language and Literature > PE English
Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
Depositing User: budi santoso perpustakaan
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2012 22:04
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2012 22:04

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