USING CLUSTERING TECHNIQUE TO EXPLORE THE IDEAS IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (The Case of the Tenth Graders of State Senior High School 1 Pegandon in the Academic Year of 2014/2015)

Rega Giyang Girana Zetira, 2201410088 (2015) USING CLUSTERING TECHNIQUE TO EXPLORE THE IDEAS IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (The Case of the Tenth Graders of State Senior High School 1 Pegandon in the Academic Year of 2014/2015). Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    This final project is about the use of clustering technique in writing descriptive text. The objectives of this research are to find the problems are faced by students in descriptive text, to describe the implementation of using clustering technique to explore students‟ ideas in writing descriptive text, and to describe the influence of clustering technique in the students‟ improvement of ideas in writing descriptive text. The subjects of the research were the tenth graders of class X IIS (Ilmu Ilmu Sosial) 3 of the Senior High School 1 Pegandon in the academic year of 2014/2015.This study used an action research design which was done through two cycles. The action cycle was begun with pre-cycle test, followed by cycles and ended with post-cycle tests. Within the cycle, there was post-cycle test. These tests were used to gather the quantitative data. In addition, observation score was used to gather qualitative data. To get the quantitative data, the students‟ clustering result and writing text were analyzed and tabulated. The observation score recorded the students‟ behavior change during the teaching and learning process. The result of pre-cycle test, post-cycle test 1 and post-cycle test 2 were compared to measure the students‟ improvement in exploring the ideas and their writing ability. The observation scores were compared to know the improvement of the students‟ attitude and feeling during the teaching and learning process.The result of this research revealed that there was a significant improvement of the students‟ achievements in the pre-cycle test and in the post-cycle test. This improvement was shown by the comparison between the result of pre-cycle test (60.8) and that of the post-cycle test (72.2). This improvement was also supported by the result of the observation score. The result of the students‟ behavior change showed that the students seemed more enthusiastic and interested in teaching and learning processes. In additon, the result of the observation score showed that the students‟ behavior change in Cycle 2 has better than in Cycle 1.The conclusions drawn from this research is the clustering technique can help the students to explore their ideas in writing a descriptive text.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Clustering Tecnique, Explore Ideas, Writing Ability
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: sumarsono mahasiswa unnes
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 21:18
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 21:18

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