THE USE OF RUNNING DICTATION TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ WRITING IN DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (An Action Research of the Tenth Graders of SMAN 1 Bawang Banjarnegara in the Academic Year 2014-2015)

Aldila Arin Aini, 2201410097 (2015) THE USE OF RUNNING DICTATION TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ WRITING IN DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (An Action Research of the Tenth Graders of SMAN 1 Bawang Banjarnegara in the Academic Year 2014-2015). Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    Writing tends to be a difficult subject for most of Indonesian students. This problem was also faced by XI Social 1 students of SMAN 1 Bawang- Banjarnegara as the subject of this study. The students‟ writing achievement was categorized as poor. The objectives of this study are to find out students‟ responses in writing descriptive text using running dictation technique and to find out how running dictation technique improve the students‟ writing ability of descriptive text. The technique used in this study was task-based teaching that referred to running dictation technique to teach written descriptive text, whereas I divided into two cycles. During the activities, I observed the students in the form of teacher‟s interview sheets and students‟ observation sheet, pre-assessment, and individual test in the end of both cycles. For the teaching procedure of running dictation technique, it was conducted in six writing steps namely assessing the assignment, generating ideas, exploring ideas, organizing ideas, writing a first draft, rewriting and writing the final draft. The observation results show that most of the students are witnessed to improve their writing ability. There are four tests that are divided into pre- assessment, cycle 1, cycle 2 and post-test. The mean of pre-assessment‟s score is 70.96 of the maximum score 100. After being treated by using running dictation technique in cycle 1, the mean of the score goes up to 78.41. After reflecting and conducting the cycle 2, the students‟ average score improve again into 81.27. Finally, the students get the best score in post-test. It is 86.20. The comparison between the average scores indicate the improvement of students‟ writing ability of descriptive text. In teacher interview sheet 2 shows that the running dictation technique motivates the students to encourage the students to write as before in the teacher interview sheet 1 shows that the students get difficulty to write. It also supported by the result of the questionnaire that the students are being helped by applying running dictation in writing descriptive text. The conclusion drawn from the study is that running dictation technique gives good contribution to improve the writing ability of X Social 1 students of SMAN 1 Bawang-Banjarnegara in academic year 2014/2015.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: action research, descriptive, running dictation technique, writing
    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 21:25
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 21:25

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