Using Meme Pictures to Improve Students’ Writing Creativity of the Eleventh Grade Students of SMA N 1 Temanggung in the Academic Year of 2016/2017.

Ramadhika, Boris (2017) Using Meme Pictures to Improve Students’ Writing Creativity of the Eleventh Grade Students of SMA N 1 Temanggung in the Academic Year of 2016/2017. S2 thesis, UNY.

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The aim of this research was to improve the writing creativity of Grade XI students of SMA N 1 Temanggung in the academic year of 2016/2017 using meme pictures. This was an action research study conducted in two cycles consisting of three meetings each. The main subjects of this research were 34 (10 male and 24 female) students of Grade XI MIPA 3 of SMA N 1 Temanggung. The research data were quantitative and qualitative in nature. The quantitave data were obtained through writing tests (pre-test and Cycle I and Cycle II tests) and the brain quotient test. The qualitative data were gained from the interview transcripts and field notes of the observations. The writing test scores were analyzed using the writing assessment adapted from CEFR. The transcripts and field notes were analyzed using data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing and verification (Miles & Huberman, 1994). To insure the data validity, this research used the democratic validity, outcome validity, process validity, catalytic validity, and dialogic validity (Anderson, 1999). Trustworthiness of this research was achieved through time, space, and investigator triangulations. The actions implemented in this research were using meme pictures to activate students’ creative thinking, giving explanations about related memes, using memes to broaden the students’ perspectives, providing explanations related to analytical exposition texts and tasks to enrich students’ vocabulary mastery using offline dictionary, preparing worksheets for the students to produce creative memes, and making use of the LCD for maximizing learning materials presentation. The findings show that the use of memes facilitated the students’ understanding of the teacher’s explanations, motivated students’ enthusiasm in learning, encouraged their critical and creative thinking, and improved their writing creativity based on their experiences. Positive correlation between the results of the Brain Quotient test and the post test was supported by the fact that students scoring high in BQ test were also good in their writing performance. The interrater reliability of Cohen’s Kappa was 0,677, indicating the researcher and the collaborator had the same perspective in rating the tests. The improvement of the students’ writing was indicated by the increase of their mean scores of writing from 62.96 in the pre-test to 79.54 in the post-test.

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: memes, writing creativity
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Sekolah Pascasarjana (SPS) > Program Pascasarjana > Linguistik Terapan
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Pascasarjana
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 02:50
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 01:16

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