The implementation of twenty-question game as a teaching technique to improve students’ ability in writing descriptive texts (a classroom action research at the eight grade students of MTs Subulul Ikhsan Kersana Brebes in the academic year of 2010/2011)

Sofiyatin, Sofiyatin (2010) The implementation of twenty-question game as a teaching technique to improve students’ ability in writing descriptive texts (a classroom action research at the eight grade students of MTs Subulul Ikhsan Kersana Brebes in the academic year of 2010/2011). Undergraduate (S1) thesis, IAIN Walisongo.

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Abstract

This study is based on the importance of writing, where mastering the ability to write effectively is seen as a key objective for learners. Like most skills, writing requires work and practice to improve. It is a skill that anyone can learn, but excelling at writing takes time and patience. So the teachers should attach importance to the students writing in English teaching and it is very necessary to give guidance on the students’ writing. This study is focused on using twenty question game and step by step guidance to improve the students’ ability in writing descriptive text. The objectives of the study are: (1) To describe the implementation of twenty-question game in improving students’ ability in writing descriptive texts. (2) To identify the improvement of students’ ability in writing descriptive text using twenty-question game. It is expected that this study would be useful for English teachers and their students in the language learning process. This study is Classroom Action Research (CAR) in which the researcher and the collaborative teacher designed the lesson plan, implemented, observed and reflected the action together. The subject of this study is the 8th grade students of MTs Subulul Ikhsan Kersana Brebes in The Academic Year of 2010/2011. The researcher conducted the research in three cycles in which each cycles consisted of four steps: planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The instruments used to collect data are test and observation. To analyze quantitative data the researcher applies a descriptive quantitative, it is to present the result of study in the form of descriptive explanation. Statistic analysis is used to analyze the data about the improvement of students’ ability in writing descriptive text. Result of the study shows that the technique of involving twenty-question game and step by step guidance on the writing process improves the students’ ability in writing descriptive text. The average of the students’ writing from pre-cycle, cycle one, cycle two and cycle three proves the conclusion. The result of the students’ writing score is 44,5 in the pre-cycle, 55,6 in cycle one, 63,9 in cycle two and 70,4 in cycle three. The findings reveal that the study of improving the students’ ability in writing descriptive text using twenty-question game is successful. Therefore, it is recommended that (1) English teachers apply and modify this technique if their students have poor ability concerning grammatical accuracy as well as instruct their students to make small groups, practice the game and develop the topic of the game into a descriptive text; and (2) Future researcher vary the game with set of picture to increase its effectiveness.

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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate (S1))
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching technique; Kemampuan menulis; Bahasa Inggris; Strategi pembelajaran
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 371 School management; special education
400 Language > 420 English and Old English > 421 English writing system and phonology
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Tadris > Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Additional Information: Pembimbing: Drs. H. Rahardjo, M. Ed. St.; Siti Tarwiyah, M. Hum.
Depositing User: Nur yadi
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2015 09:36
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 09:36
URI: http://eprints.walisongo.ac.id/id/eprint/3393

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