IMPROVING WRITING SKILLS THROUGH COOPERATIVE LEARNING OF SCIENCE PROGRAM STUDENTS CLASS XI OF SMA KOLOMBO YOGYAKARTA IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2010/2011

Astarina, Astri Selvia (2011) IMPROVING WRITING SKILLS THROUGH COOPERATIVE LEARNING OF SCIENCE PROGRAM STUDENTS CLASS XI OF SMA KOLOMBO YOGYAKARTA IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2010/2011. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

This research is an action research aimed to improve writing skills of Science Program students Class XI of SMA Kolombo through cooperative learning. Based on the preliminary observation in Class XI of Science Program, there were problems of the students’ writing skills. The main problems were: the students did not have motivation to do writing tasks, the students were afraid if they made written tasks because they felt difficult in generating and developing ideas, they felt difficult in grammar during writing, and the last, they seldom accept writing tasks. This research consisted of three cycles. There were 31 students, one English teacher as the collaborator, and the researcher herself involved in this research. The data were obtained from the observations during the implementation of the actions, in-depth interviews with the students and the English teacher, and discussions with the collaborator. The data were in the forms of field notes, interview transcripts. The validity of the data was obtained by applying democratic validity, process validity, and dialogic validity. The triangulation was used to avoid the subjectivity in analyzing the findings and to get the trustworthiness that was done by having in-depth interviews with the English teacher as the collaborator, in-depth interviews with the students, and observations. The first feasible problem that was solved was motivation, because to improve the students’ writing skills, it was very important to improve the students’ motivation first in the teaching-learning process because with the good teaching-learning process, the goal would be easier to be achieved. The second problem was generating and developing idea. Idea is very important in every writing activity, because to write something there must be an idea as the content of the writing text. The third, because grammar cannot be separated from writing, so the problem that was solved was the students’ difficulty in grammar. The research findings after applying cooperative learning techniques show that the students’ writing skills improved. It could be seen from the results: the students’ motivation was improved, they could generate and develop their ideas, their grammar in writing was improved, and at the end they could write the analytical exposition text well.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: writing, cooperative learning, sma
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Jurusan Bahasa Inggris > Prodi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Admin Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris FBS
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 01:16
Last Modified: 15 May 2015 01:16
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/18622

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