THE USE OF WRITE-AROUND STRATEGY TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILL OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (A Classroom Action Research at the Eighth Grade Students of SMP N 39 Semarang in the Academic year of 2015/2016)

Tahti Munnisa , 2201411069 (2015) THE USE OF WRITE-AROUND STRATEGY TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILL OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (A Classroom Action Research at the Eighth Grade Students of SMP N 39 Semarang in the Academic year of 2015/2016). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    This final project is about the use of write-around strategy to improve students‟ writing skill of descriptive textsofthe eighth grade students of SMP N 39Semarang in the academic year of 2015/2016. The problem of writing activity that students faced was in generating ideas and arranging sentences. They were also weak in vocabulary, especially adjective.They got low score because there were so many mistakes in their writing.In this study, an action research was conducted to find out in what ways write-around strategy could improve students‟ writing skill of descriptive texts. The subject of this research was 31 students. In collecting the data, some instruments were used. They are writing tests, observation checklists,questionnaire, and interview. In this research I used classroom action research consisted oftwo cycles. In cycle one, there were a pre test, two meetings for treatment, and a formative test. In cycle two, there were two meetings for treatment and a post test. The result of the data showed an improvement of the students‟ writing. The students‟ writing improved in all writing aspects including grammar, content, vocabulary, and spelling.The average results after conducting the research improved; pre test (60.32), formative test (68.39), and post test (80.16). Furthermore, based on observation checklists, it can be seen that the implementation of write-around strategy allows the students‟ behaviorto be positive behaviour. They were more interested in writing descriptive texts. The questionnaire shows that the write-around strategy is helpful and effective for the students in writing descriptive text. Besides, the classroom teacher thought that the strategy can help the students in learning descriptive text. It helps the students in generating ideas and producing a good descriptive text by using cooperative way. The strategy could ease students‟ problem and helped them reveal the ideas. Based on the results, it can be concluded that write-around strategy contributes to the improvement of students‟ writing skill ofdescriptive texts. It is suggested that write-around strategy is an appropriate strategy to use in teaching writing.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: write-around strategy, writing, descriptive text, action research
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    P Language and Literature > PR English literature
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: dina perpustakaan
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 06:30
    Last Modified: 25 Jan 2016 06:30

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