Writing Diary as an Alternative Technique in Teaching Written Recount Text. A Final Project

Asti Kurnianingsih, 2201405567 (2009) Writing Diary as an Alternative Technique in Teaching Written Recount Text. A Final Project. Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    Writing is one way to communicate. It is a skill which requires students to express their ideas in written form. Writing involves the mastery of all elements in the target language such as grammar, content, vocabulary, spelling and mechanics together. It involves complex process. Consequently, students may have difficulties in doing this activity. This study was carried out under the consideration that the students often encountered problem in digging their idea and implementing the language features of recount text in their writing. This final project aims to find out whether there is any difference in the achievement in recount text writing between the students who are taught by using diary (it means who wrote diary as the source for the recount text writing) and those who did not use diary as the source for the recount text writing. It was an experimental research that used two classes as the subject of the study (control group and experimental group). The population of this study is the eighth grader of SMP N II Bae, Kudus in the academic year 2009/2010. The subjects were 76 students. There were four meetings during the experimental research. Before the experimental research was conducted, a pretest was given (an essay test in the form of writing a recount text in the short paragraph). The Post-test was given after the treatment. The post test was the same as the pre test (an essay test in the form of writing a recount text in the short paragraph). Besides, questionnaire was also given to support the data. The result of this research revealed that there was an improvement of students’ achievement in writing recount who wrote diary as the source for the writing. Students who wrote diary as the source for the recount text writing had better achievement than those who did not use diary as the source of the recount text writing. There was a significant difference result of pretest and posttest. The means of the pretest score was 53.84 while the the posttest score was 72.87. It means that writing diary can help students of the eight grade students of SMP N II Bae, Kudus in the academic year 2009/2010 to improve their ability in writing recount text. From the findings, the writer can conclude that using diary as the source in writing recount text is recommended that the teacher can use diary writing as one of the alternative technique in teaching written recount text. This is because writing starting from their everyday life is actually an example of recount text. Hopefully, there will be further studies observing other advantages of writing diary.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Writing diary, Recount
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: Hapsoro Adi Perpus
    Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2011 23:28
    Last Modified: 24 Apr 2015 23:51

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