The use of guiding question technique to improve students’ descriptive text writing (a classroom action research at the 7th grade of SMP Muhammadiyah 1 Semarang in the academic year of 2015/2016)

Maulida, Faiz (2016) The use of guiding question technique to improve students’ descriptive text writing (a classroom action research at the 7th grade of SMP Muhammadiyah 1 Semarang in the academic year of 2015/2016). Undergraduate (S1) thesis, UIN Walisongo.

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Abstract

The background of the study in this research was based on the phenomena that students writing score of SMP Muhammadiyah 1 Semarang are relatively low. It means that most of the students have not clearly mastered the material about descriptive text. Besides, the students are usually confused when they were going to start writing, and they were not being able to construct their written ideas. They also said that the way the teachers teach is monotonous. So, students cannot finish the assignment well. The objectives of this research are 1. To identify students’ responses after being taught using guiding question technique. 2. To describe the improvement of students’ writing skill on descriptive text after being taught using guiding question technique. In this research, the researcher conducted a classroom action research as the method of this research. The data were obtained by test, observation and questionnaire. The test was used to measure students’ proficiency in writing descriptive text before and after the teacher implementing guiding question technique. The observation was administered to know the students’ engagement during the teaching learning process. Besides, questionnaire was used to look for the data about students’ responses after being taught by using guiding question technique. The result of the research showed that the use of guiding question technique can improve students’ writing skill on descriptive text at the seventh B grade students of SMP Muhammadiyah 1 Semarang in the academic year of 2015/2016. The criteria of writing assessment involve; content, organization, vocabulary, language use, and mechanics. This success can be seen from the result of students’ average score and good responses by students. The sudents’ improvement of writing descriptive text can be seen in the improvement of their achievements in test. The students’ mean score in the pre-cycle is 48.29 or 13.51% students achieved the minimum standard score, the students’ mean score in cycle 1 65.38 or 47.22% students achieved the minimum standard score (KKM) and the students’ mean score in cycle 2 is 73.97 or 86.48% students achieved the minimum standard score (KKM). It showed that guiding question technique could improve students’ writing skill on descriptive text Based on the result above, the students’ writing skill on descriptive text improved in each cycle after they were taught by guiding questions technique. It was signed by their improvements of each test result. Guiding question technique in teaching learning English also can motivate the students, it could be seen in the result of observation and questionnaire.

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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate (S1))
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metode pembelajaran; Guiding question technique; Writing skill; Ketrampilan menulis
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education > 371 School management; special education > 371.3 Metode, kegiatan belajar mengajar; metode pembelajaran
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: Advisor: Dra. Hj. Siti Mariam, M. Pd.
Depositing User: Nur Rohmah
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 08:35
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 08:35
URI: http://eprints.walisongo.ac.id/id/eprint/6077

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