IMPROVING STUDENTS’ MASTERY AND MOTIVATION IN LEARNING IRREGULAR PAST FORMS USING THE COMBINATION OF CROSSWORD PUZZLE AND NUMBERED HEADS TOGETHER (A Classroom Action Research of Tenth Grade Students of SMK N 9 Semarang in the Academic year of 2014/2015)

Tutik Lestari, 2201411007 (2015) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ MASTERY AND MOTIVATION IN LEARNING IRREGULAR PAST FORMS USING THE COMBINATION OF CROSSWORD PUZZLE AND NUMBERED HEADS TOGETHER (A Classroom Action Research of Tenth Grade Students of SMK N 9 Semarang in the Academic year of 2014/2015). Under Graduates thesis, UNIVERSITAS NEGERI SEMARANG.

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    Abstract

    This study attempts to find out how the combination of crossword puzzle and numbered heads together improves students‟ mastery and motivation in learning irregular past forms. The objective of this study is to improve the students‟ mastery and motivation using this teaching medium and technique. The subject of this study were the students of X-Accounting 1 of SMK N 9 Semarang in the academic year of 2014/2015. This study used an action research design which was done through two cycles. A try-out was held in a different class to measure the validity and reliability both test and questionnaire before those were used for the instrument in collecting the data of the study. The pre-test was conducted in the first meeting. The combination of crossword puzzle and numbered heads together was applied in the second and third meeting. The interval test was given at the end of cycle one, while the post-test was conducted at the end of cycle two. In addition, the writer used field notes in the form of observation sheet to get information about students‟ attitude and participation the combination of crossword puzzle and numbered heads together in learning irregular past forms. The result of this study revealed that there was a significant improvement of the students‟ achievements in learning irregular past forms. The students‟ achievements improved after they were given the treatments. It is proven by the average results of the pre-test (50.93), interval test (75.43), and post-test (83.1). Based on the field notes, the students‟ attitude and participation during the lesson are relatively good. It means that the students are interested and motivated in learning irregular past forms using the combination of crossword puzzle and numbered heads together. Moreover, the improvement of students‟ motivation is proved by the average score of initial questionnaire (76.18) and final questionnaire (85.17). By referring to the result of the study, it can be concluded that the combination of crossword puzzle and numbered heads together gives good implementation in improving students‟ mastery and motivation in learning irregular past forms. Therefore, the writer suggested that the combination of crossword puzzle and numbered heads together is an effective alternative game for teachers in teaching irregular past forms.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Irregular Past Forms, Crossword Puzzle, Numbered Heads Together, Action Research
    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 21:51
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2015 21:51

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