IMPROVING STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILLS OF NARRATIVE TEXTS USING PICTURE SERIES (A Classroom Action Research to the Eighth Grade Students of SMP Ta’mirul Islam Surakarta in Academic Year 2015/2016)

Agustina, Dwi Ayu Anggraini and Muhammad, Zainal Muttaqien, S.S., M.Hum. (2017) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILLS OF NARRATIVE TEXTS USING PICTURE SERIES (A Classroom Action Research to the Eighth Grade Students of SMP Ta’mirul Islam Surakarta in Academic Year 2015/2016). skripsi thesis, IAIN Surakarta.

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Abstract

Keyword : Writing, Narrative Text, Picture Series. The objective of this reserach were to improve the students' skills in writing narrative texts, the implementation of teaching writing and the students‟ responses on the teaching writing skill of narrative text by using picture series for the eight grade of SMP Ta‟mirul Islam Surakarta in the academic year of 2015/2016. The research was action research. The members of the research consisted of the researcher, and the students of Grade VIIIB. The research was carried out in two cycles. The steps involved planning, action, observation, and reflection. The data of the research were qualitative in nature supported by quantitative data. The qualitative data obtained by observing the teaching and learning process and interviewing the English teacher and the students of VIIIB. The qualitative data were in the form of field notes and interview transcripts that were analyzed based on the qualitative data analysis. The pre-test and post-test were conducted to gain the quantitative data. A gain score of pre-test and the post-test was used to analyze the quantitative data that were in the form of students' writing scores. The findings showed that picture series effectively improved the students‟ skills in writing narrative texts. The improvements covered: 1) the students consider writing as an easy and interesting lesson, indicated by their enthusiasm to write, 2) students generated and organized their ideas more easily in a good order. The implementation of picture series is able to improve the students‟ writing skill of narrative text. It can be seen from the field notes of teaching learning process and interview. The students response is they enjoyed the writing class. The researcher found that the students‟ writing skills were improved. It can be seen from their main scores of pre-test and post-test. There was an improvement the pre-test mean score (46,38), the first post-test mean score (68,52) and the second post-test mean score (77,00). It can be concluded that the use of picture series could improve the students‟ writing skills of narrative texts.

Item Type: Thesis (skripsi)
Subjects: 300 Ilmu Sosial > 370 Education
300 Ilmu Sosial > 370 Education > 373 Secondary education
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Maha siswa
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2017 05:35
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 05:35
URI: http://eprints.iain-surakarta.ac.id/id/eprint/672

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