THE USE OF 2D ANIMATION-BASED MEDIA TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (An Experimental Study at the Eighth Grade Students of SMP Kesatrian 1 Semarang in the Academic Year 2014/2015)

Ernawati, 2201410102 (2014) THE USE OF 2D ANIMATION-BASED MEDIA TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (An Experimental Study at the Eighth Grade Students of SMP Kesatrian 1 Semarang in the Academic Year 2014/2015). Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    The students think that writing is the most difficult skill since they face many difficulties in composing text particularly in descriptive text. To overcome these problems, the teachers should think creatively; one of the ways is using interesting media. Therefore, the researcher conducted study in utilising 2D animation-based media to improve the students’ ability in writing a descriptive text. This study was an experimental study that aimed to know the positive significant different achievement between students taught using 2D animationbased media in writing a descriptive text and the students taught using conventional media (pictures). The study was conducted at SMP Kesatrian 1 Semarang in the academic year 2014/2015. There were four activities during the research. First, giving tryout to class VIII D to know the validity and the reliability of the test given. Second, conducting a pre-test with the same test to know the normality and the homogeneity scores of the experimental group (class VIII C) and the comparison group (class VIII A). Each group contained 30 students. Third, treating the experimental group with 2D animation-based media and the comparison group with conventional media (pictures). Fourth, conducting a post-test for both groups with similar test to know the significant difference achievement between two groups. The research findings yielded that the pre-test score of the experimental group was 57.8 and the pre-test of the comparison group was 56.87. The post-test of the experimental group was 76.37 and the post-test of the comparison group was 67.13. The mean score of the experimental group was higher (18.57) than the mean score of the comparison group (10.26). In addition, the t-test result showed that the t obtained was higher (3.819) than the t table (1.671). Therefore, there was positive significant different achievement gained by the experimental group compared with the comparison group. Based on the data analysis, it could be concluded that 2D animation-based media was effective to improve the students’ ability in writing descriptive text. Thus, the suggestions offered in learning writing especially descriptive text were; the students have to practice a lot, and the teachers have to use an interesting media. Furthermore, the researcher hoped that 2D animation-based media could be used as an alternative media in writing descriptive text.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 2D animation-based media, writing ability, descriptive text, experimental study
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: nur fatihah unnes
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 19:52
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2015 19:52

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