“BUILD YOUR STORY” AS MEDIA TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ PROFICIENCY AND MOTIVATION IN WRITING NARRATIVE TEXTS (The Case of the Eight Graders of States Junior High School 1 Jati Kudus in Academic Year of 2013/2014)

Alimatun Nikmah, 2201410020 (2015) “BUILD YOUR STORY” AS MEDIA TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ PROFICIENCY AND MOTIVATION IN WRITING NARRATIVE TEXTS (The Case of the Eight Graders of States Junior High School 1 Jati Kudus in Academic Year of 2013/2014). Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    This study is about the use of “Build Your Story” toward the students‟ proficiency and motivation in writing narrative texts. The aim of the study is to improve the students‟ proficiency and motivation by using this teaching medium. The participants of the study were the eight graders of State Junior High School 1 Jati Kudus in the academic year of 2013/2014. Based on English teacher‟s recommendation, the researcher took VIII D as the class research. This study used an action research design which was done through two cycles. The action cylce begin with Pre-test, followed by cycles and ended with Post-test. These tests were used to gather the quantitative data. In addition, observation sheet and questionnaire were used to gather the qualitative data. The observation checklist and questionnaire recorded the students‟ attitude during the teaching and learning process. The results of Pre-test and Pot-test were compared to measure the students‟ proficiency. The observation checklists and questionnaire were compared to know the improvement of the students‟ motivation during the teaching and learning process. The result of the narrative writing test showed the improvement of the students‟ proficiency in writing narrative texts. The average of the students‟ scores in pre-test was 59.51 and in the post-test was 75.03. The result of observation sheets shows that there was a significant improvement of students‟ motivation from cycle 1 to the cycle 2. There are four indicators to measure the students‟ motivation. The improvement occured in all the four indicators. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that the use of “Build Your Story” in writing narrative texts was very beneficial for the students in order to facilitate them in composing a good text. Therefore, a teacher should always create a good situation and use media in teaching-learning process to make the students enjoy learning English more.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: “Build Your Story”, media, narrative text
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: sumarsono mahasiswa unnes
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 19:32
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 19:32

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