THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COOPERATIVE INTEGRATED READING AND COMPOSITION (CIRC) TO IMPROVE WRITING IN DESCRIPTIVE TEXTS An Experimental Study of the Eight Grade Students of MTs Negeri 2 Kudus in the Academic Year 2016/2017)

Kamila Nurul Ibriza , 2201412074 (2017) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COOPERATIVE INTEGRATED READING AND COMPOSITION (CIRC) TO IMPROVE WRITING IN DESCRIPTIVE TEXTS An Experimental Study of the Eight Grade Students of MTs Negeri 2 Kudus in the Academic Year 2016/2017). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

Abstract

This final project is aimed to find out the effectiveness of CIRC technique to improve writing in descriptive texts. A further concern of this study is to investigate the significant difference of students’ writing achievement between the students taught by using CIRC and those who were not. To gain the objectives, I conducted an experimental research. The research design was a quasi-experimental research non-equivalent control group design. The subjects of the study were seventy eight students of the eight grade of MTs Negeri 2 Kudus in academic year 2015/2016 categorized into two groups named experimental and control groups. The experimental group consisting of 39 students, was taught by using CIRC technique. Meanwhile, the control group consisting of 39 students, was taught by the use of lecturing technique by the English teacher. The results of the research shows that pre-test average scores of the two groups are nearly same. The means of the pre-tests are 64.46 (the control group) and 63.97 (the experimental group). The slight difference between the two groups indicates that they are homogeneous. After the treatments, the score of the two groups increased. The means turn into 71.13 (the control group) and 76.26 (the experimental group). The improvements are 6.67 (the control group) and 12.29 (the experimental group). Moreover, the result of the t-test is 2.847 and ttable is 2.024. It means that there is a significant difference of writing achievement between two groups because tvalue is higher than ttable. The research findings of this study reveal that CIRC improves the students’ competence in writing. By working in a team, the students enrich their vocabularies, correct any errors they may make, and make a proper organization. Moreover, some aspects of writing of the experimental group improve. In conclusion, according to the post-test result in the experimental group and t-test calculation, it could be proven that CIRC is effective to be used in teaching writing of descriptive text.

Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: CIRC, technique, writing, descriptive
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning Model
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
P Language and Literature > PE English
Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
Depositing User: Eko Handoyo Eko
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 14:14
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 14:14

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