THE USE OF PICTURE WORD INDUCTIVE MODEL (PWIM) STRATEGY TO IMPROVE STUDENTS' WRITING SKILL OF RECOUNT TEXT (An Action Research of the Eighth Graders of Junior High School 2 Semarang in the Academic Year of 2014/2015)

Lina Sofia Andriani, 2201411019 (2015) THE USE OF PICTURE WORD INDUCTIVE MODEL (PWIM) STRATEGY TO IMPROVE STUDENTS' WRITING SKILL OF RECOUNT TEXT (An Action Research of the Eighth Graders of Junior High School 2 Semarang in the Academic Year of 2014/2015). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    Most of eighth graders of Junior High School have difficulties in writing, including writing recount texts. It is because they have no ideas of what they have to write. They also have difficulties in grammar, organization, diction, mechanic, and spelling. So, some strategies have to be carried out to make writing class interesting, enjoyable, and easier. One of the strategies to teach writing is Picture Word Inductive Model (PWIM) which its main activity is identifying and labelling all objects and activities on the pictures. The aim of this study is to find out how PWIM strategy is implemented in improving students‟ writing skill of recount text. In order to reach the objective, a classroom action research is designed and conducted in this study. The participants of this study were 30 students of class VIII B of State Junior High School 2 Semarang in the academic year of 2014/2015. Tests, observation sheets, and questionnaire were used as the instruments for collecting the data. The results of this research showed an improvement of the students‟ writing recount text tests. The students‟ average score in pre-test was 64.40, in cycle 1 test was 75.63, and in post-test was 82.37. Each aspects (organization, content, grammar, punctuation, and style and quality of expression) of students‟ writing skill improved, too. The result of the observation sheet showed that after teaching and learning by using PWIM strategy, the students became more attentive, active, happier, and attracted in joining the classroom than before they got the treatment. The analysis of the questionnaire showed that the students gave positive responses towards the use of PWIM strategy in teaching and learning English generally, writing recount text particularly. Based on the overall results of the analysis, it can be concluded that the use of PWIM strategy in teaching writing recount text gives contribution to the improvement of the students‟ writing skill of recount text in the terms of learning behaviour and mastery.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Picture Word Inductive Model (PWIM), writing, recount text, action research
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures > PI1 Indonesia
    P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: budi santoso perpustakaan
    Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 13:04
    Last Modified: 23 Nov 2015 13:04

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