THE EFFECTIVENESS OF “POP UP CARD” IN IMPROVING STUDENT’S ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (An Experimental Study at the Eighth Grade Students of MTs N 1 Semarang in the Academic Year of 2013/2014)

Anindita Dwi Irianti, 2201410032 (2015) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF “POP UP CARD” IN IMPROVING STUDENT’S ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (An Experimental Study at the Eighth Grade Students of MTs N 1 Semarang in the Academic Year of 2013/2014). Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    This final project entitled The Effectiveness of Pop Up Card in Improving Student’s Achievement in Writing Descriptive Text in Eight Grade Junior High School (An Experimental Study at Eight Year Student of MTs N 1 Semarang). is an experimental research that aims at seeing whether pop up card can be used to teach descriptive text or not, to see the difference before and after using pop up card, and to decide whether the use of pop up card can improve the students‟ ability in writing descriptive text or not. The subject of this study was the students of VIII C MTs Negeri 1 Semarang in the academic year of 2013/2014. The number of students involved in this study was 29. To gain the objectives, the writer conducted an experimental research. The research design was a pre-experimental research one group pre test and post test design. The writer used purposive sampling to determine the sample. There was only one group with 4 meetings in this study. One meeting was for pre test, two meetings were for treatments, and one meeting was for post test. First, the students were given pre test. In the treatments, the students were taught by using pop up card as the media. Then post test was given after the treatments. There were five components that the writer used to measure the students‟ ability in writing descriptive text. There were grammar, vocabulary, mechanic, fluency, and relevance. After the data were computed and analyzed, it was found that the pre test score was lower than the post test score. The mean score of the pre test was 61.4 and the mean score of the post test was 75.3. It meant that the mean score of post test increased 13.9 points from the mean score of the pre test. In addition, there was significant difference between the pre test and the post test. The t-test result showed that tvalue was 2.135 and ttable for α = 5% was 2.05. On the other words, the tvalue was higher than the critical value (2.135 > 2.05). It could be inferred that there were a difference before and after using pop up card. In conclusion, pop up card is effective in teaching writing descriptive text at junior high school. It is suggested for English teachers to use the alternative media to make the students easier in writing descriptive text. Moreover the teachers should make the English lesson more fun and interesting.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Pop Up Card, Descriptive Text, Writing
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: nur fatihah unnes
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 19:27
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2015 19:27

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