USING STORY-MAPPING TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE THE WRITING ABILITY OF GRADE VIII STUDENTS AT SMP N 2 GAMPING, SLEMAN IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2013/2014

Abidin, Teddy Ansyah (2014) USING STORY-MAPPING TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE THE WRITING ABILITY OF GRADE VIII STUDENTS AT SMP N 2 GAMPING, SLEMAN IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2013/2014. S1 thesis, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta.

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Abstract

This research investigated how the use of The Story-mapping Technique could improve the writing ability of grade VIII students at SMP N 2 Gamping in the academic year of 2013/ 2014. It concerned on solving the students’ problems in writing on the five aspects namely content, organization, vocabulary, language use, and mechanics. This study was categorized into Action Research (AR). The subjects of the study were the VIII B students of SMP N 2 Gamping in the academic year of 2013/ 2014. The first cycle was divided into three meetings and the second cycle was divided into two meetings. The research was done with the participation of 30 students of VIII B class, the English teacher and another collaborator. The qualitative data were in the form of field notes and interview transcripts while the quantitative data were in the form of the students’ scores. The validity of the research was obtained by adopting five criteria of validity namely democratic validity, process validity, outcome validity, catalytic validity and dialogic validity. The results of the research show that the use of the story-mapping technique was believed to be useful to improve the students writing ability. The students made a good improvement in some aspects of writing ability. Based on the qualitative data, the students were able to generate their ideas to produce well-organized recount texts. They were also able to use the appropriate vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization in their writings. During the teaching and learning process, they also showed positive response toward the lesson. They enthusiastically joined the teaching and learning activities and did the tasks well. Based on the quantitative data, the students’ mean score improved. In the pre-test, the students’ mean score was 10.40. The mean score increased in both cycle 1 and cycle 2 in which the mean scores were 11.67 and 14.70. In the post-test, the score increased into 16.28. The gain score of the mean scores from pre-test to post-test is 5.88.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Uncontrolled Keywords: writing, story-mapping, smp
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: 03 Jun 2015 02:29
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2015 02:29
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/19824

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