THE EFFECTIVENESS OF “IMAGINARY CLASSROOM” FOR TEACHINGWRITING OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (An ExperimentalStudyof theEighth Grade Students ofSMPN 2 Gringsing in the Academic Year of 2015/2016)

Puspa Purwaningtyas , 2201411122 (2016) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF “IMAGINARY CLASSROOM” FOR TEACHINGWRITING OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT (An ExperimentalStudyof theEighth Grade Students ofSMPN 2 Gringsing in the Academic Year of 2015/2016). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    Writing is found to be a difficult skill that has to be mastered by the students. The students face many difficulties in writing, particularly in writing descriptive text. To overcome this problem, the teachers should think creatively. One of the ways is by applying interesting activity. Therefore, the writer conducted a study in applying Imaginary Classroom for teaching writing of descriptive text. The objectives of the study are to find out whether there is a significant difference in achievement between the students who are taught using “Imaginary Classroom” technique and those who are taught using conventional technique and to discuss the effectiveness of “Imaginary Classroom” technique for teaching writing of descriptive text. The research design of this study is an experimental research. The study was conducted in SMPN 2 Gringsing in the academic year of 2014/2015. There were three activities during the research. First was pre-test for the experimental group (class 8C) and control group (class 8A). Second was treatment by treating the experimental group with Imaginary Classroom and the control group with conventional technique. Third was post-test for both groups to know the significant difference of achievement between the two groups. The result of the study showed that the average scores of the pre-test for the experimental group was 72.95 and for the control group was 74.13. After the treatment, the post-test was conducted to both groups. The average score of the post-test for the experimental group was79.5 and for the control group was 76.27. It showed that the average score of the experimental group was higher (6.55) than the average score of the control group (2.14). In addition, the t-test result showed that the tvalue was higher (5.92405) than the ttable for α = 5% (1.68). It proved that there was a significant difference of achievement gained by the experimental group compared with the control group. The writer offers some suggestions: (1) For teachers, it is recommended to apply Imaginary Classroom in teaching writing of descriptive text. (2) For students, they can apply Imaginary classroom to help them in writing a descriptive text. (3) For other researchers, they can use this study as their reference to conduct other researches on the same field.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Imaginary Classroom, writing, descriptive text, experimental study
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > Special Education > Language and literature education
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: Indah Tri Pujiati
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 07:28
    Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 07:28

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