THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING COMMENT COLUMN ON FACEBOOK GROUP TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ SKILL OF WRITING REVIEW TEXT

Adriani Yulia Purwaningrum, 2201411043 (2015) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING COMMENT COLUMN ON FACEBOOK GROUP TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ SKILL OF WRITING REVIEW TEXT. Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    Writing is one of the four skills in English that is important for the English learners. There are many text types in English, and amongst all text types, review text is considered to be one of the most complicated text types in English. Writing review text is a crucial skill, especially for college students; however, most of them tend to think that review text is difficult. Mostly, their problem is in the form or organization of the review text. Therefore, an effective discussion method is needed in order to make the students understand better about the material. This study was aimed to discover whether there was a significant improvement in students‘ skill of writing review text after commenting actively on Facebook group‘s posts. The study involved 40 students from Genre-based Writing class of English Education, in year 2015, Semarang State University. The design of this study was a quasi-experimental pre- and post-test design. The participants were divided into experimental and control group. The experimental group was given treatments using a Facebook group, while the control group had discussion in the classroom. The pre-test showed that both groups have the same initial ability in writing review text. After both groups received the treatments, the finding of the data indicated that there was a significant difference in the participants‘ achievement in writing review text. However, the computation of the mean difference in the pre- test and post-test for both groups showed that the t value of the experimental group was higher than the t value of the control group (10.5>10). To determine whether there was any significant difference of the post-test score of the experimental and control group, t-test were calculated, and it was found that the t value was higher than the t table (2.84>2.021). The study concludes that using Facebook group as a media to improve students‘ writing skill in review text is considered to be an effective method. However, it is suggested that a proper topic should be provided by the teacher and the learners should maintain the comments to remain on the topic of the discussion.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Writing, Review Text, Facebook Group, Commenting.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: sumarsono mahasiswa unnes
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 05:17
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 05:17

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