Martha Tanjung G , 2201412069 (2016) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MEANINGFUL COPYING TECHNIQUEIN TEACHINGSPELLINGTO THESEVENTH GRADESTUDENTS OF SMP NEGERI 3 PURWODADI (Quasi-Experimental Study in the Academic Year of 2016/2017). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    This study is focused on an effective technique to teach English spelling with certain topic. In this case, I choose descriptive text as the main topic and human characters (human’s personality and body) as the subtopic. The students who study English as their foreign language still get spelling difficulty because they find the graphic symbols and phonic symbols especially in vocal words are often incompatible, for example if there is graphic symbol /ʊ/, it can be read as /ʊ/, /ju/, /ʌ/, /ə/, and some /e/. Therefore, I was challenged to drill the students by using meaningful copying technique in teaching spelling. Meaningful Copying is an improvement technique of imitative writing and rewriting to teach students in the beginning level to drill spelling in writing. Meaningful Copying uses subtopic of the main topic and connects it to the real world. Meaningful Copying allows the students to study individually in building the basic of writing, namely spelling. The aims of the study are (1) to find out whether there is significant difference between the students taught using meaningful copying technique compared with dictation technique, (2) to find out students’ responses towards meaningful copying technique in learning spelling by using questionnaire. To achieve the objectives, the writer conducted quasi-experimental research. The population of the research was the first year students of SMPN 3 Purwodadi in the academic year 2015/2016. The design used was experimental research that involved two groups, an experimental group (VII C), and a control group (VII E). The VII C was taught by using meaningful copying, and the VII E was taught by using dictation. The formula that was used to analyze the data was t-test. It was used to determine whether or not there is a significant difference between students’ score in experimental group and students’ score in control group. The results of the calculation using t-test shew that t(74) was –6.167 and sig (2-tailed) was 0.000 for α = 5%. Because 0.000 < 0.05, it means that H0 was rejected, and H1 was accepted. It proved that there is a significant difference in the achievement of the students who are taught by using meaningful copying anf those who are taught without meaningful copying of the fseventh grade students of SMPN 3 Purwodadi. The result of students’ responses towards meaningful copying technique showed that 92.6% students answered “yes”. It means that the students agree about the effectiveness of meaningful copying in teaching spelling and understand the implementation of meaningful copying technique.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: meaningful copying, writing spelling, quasi 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: 25 Jan 2018 08:36
    Last Modified: 25 Jan 2018 08:36

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