Improving Students’ Descriptive Paragraph Writing Skills Using Word Map at SMA Widya Nusantara Bekasi

Agustina, Rusnita (2014) Improving Students’ Descriptive Paragraph Writing Skills Using Word Map at SMA Widya Nusantara Bekasi. S1 thesis, Universitas Kristen Indonesia.

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Abstract

This research was conducted to find out whether Word Map Technique improves descriptive paragraph writing skills. The participants of this classroom action research were the 21 students at the class X.1 at SMA Widya Nusantara Bekasi. This research is Classroom Action Research that was done in two cycles. The researcher used test and observation to collect the data. To analyze the data the descriptive of the quantitative and qualitative data is used to present the improvement of students’ descriptive paragraph writing skill and to present the result of the research in the form of descriptive explanation. The results of the research showed that the use of Word Map Technique can improve students’ descriptive paragraph writing skills. The average of students’ descriptive paragraph writing skills scores in the pre-test was 42. In post-test1 the scores in Cycle 1 was 64,52 and in Cycle 2 was 71,38. The scores of the two cycles were higher than the pre-test. It was the percentage of improvement on pre-test and progressing-test 34,90%, the percentage of improvement on progressing-test and post-test in the first cycle 13,87%, the last was percentage of improvement on posttest1 in the first cycle and post test2 in the second cycle 10,63%. The total improvement on the students’ score from pre-test into the post-test was 69,95%. This implied that word map taught in significantly improve students’ descriptive paragraph writing skills. Based on the findings, teachers are recommended to consider using word map as a tool for developing their students’ descriptive paragraph writing skills. Keywords: word map, action research, descriptive paragraph writing Penelitian ini dilakukan untuk mengetahui apakah teknik Word Map meningkatkan keterampilan menulis deskriptif paragraf. Siswa penelitian tindakan kelas ini adalah 21 siswa di kelas X.1 di SMA Widya Nusantara Bekasi. Penelitian ini merupakan Penelitian Tindakan Kelas yang dilakukan dalam dua siklus. Peneliti menggunakan tes dan observasi untuk mengumpulkan data. Untuk menganalisis data deskriptif dari data kuantitatif dan kualitatif digunakan untuk menyajikan peningkatan kemampuan menulis paragraph deskriptif siswa dan untuk menyajikan hasil penelitian dalam bentuk penjelasan deskriptif. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa penggunaan Teknik Word Map dapat meningkatkan kemampuan menulis paragraf deskriptif siswa. Rata-rata nilai dari kemampuan menulis paragraf siswa dalam pre-test adalah 42. Dalam post-test1 nilai pada siklus 1 adalah 64,52 dan pada siklus 2 adalah 71,38. Nilai dari dua siklus lebih tinggi dari pre-test. Hasil dari persentase perbaikan dari pre-test dan progressing-test adalah 34,90%, persentase perbaikan pada progressing-test dan post-test pada siklus I 13,87%, yang terakhir adalah persentase perbaikan pada post-test2 dalam siklus pertama dan post test2 pada siklus kedua 10,63%. Total perbaikan pada skor dari pretest siswa ke dalam post-test adalah 69,95%. Hal ini menunjukkan bahwa word map yang diajarkan secara signifikan meningkatkan kemampuan menulis paragraf deskriptif siswa. Berdasarkan temuan, guru disarankan untuk mempertimbangkan menggunakan word map sebagai alat untuk mengembangkan keterampilan menulis paragraf deskriptif siswa mereka. Keywords: word map, penelitian tindakan kelas, menulis deskriptif paragraf

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Contributors:
ContributionContributorsNIDN/NIDKEmail
UNSPECIFIEDNaibaho, Lamhot118118504UNSPECIFIED
UNSPECIFIEDPardede, Parlindungan304026701UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: EDUCATION
Divisions: FAKULTAS KEGURUAN DAN ILMU PENDIDIKAN > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Ms Yenny Novalita Gultom
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2020 02:54
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 02:54
URI: http://repository.uki.ac.id/id/eprint/2081

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