THE INFLUENCE OF USING CONCEPT MAPPING TOWARDS STUDENTS’ DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH WRITING ABILITY AT THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE TENTH GRADE OF SMAN 2 LIWA IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2016/2017

Efrianti, Een (2017) THE INFLUENCE OF USING CONCEPT MAPPING TOWARDS STUDENTS’ DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH WRITING ABILITY AT THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE TENTH GRADE OF SMAN 2 LIWA IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2016/2017. Undergraduate thesis, IAIN Raden Intan Lampung.

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Abstract

English consists of four skills which have the same important part in communication, namely listening, speaking, reading, and writing. One of the important language skills is writing. The students’ writing ability of SMAN 2 Liwa is still low especially in writing descriptive paragraph. It can be seen from the students’ writing score in preliminary research. There were 64% of the students who got the score under 75 as the criteria of minimum mastery. To solve the problem, the writer applied concept mapping. Concept mapping can be used to make teaching and learning process more enjoyable and impressive the students. The objective of this research was to know whether there is a significant influence of using concept mapping toward students’ descriptive paragraph writing ability at the first semester of the tenth grade of SMAN 2 Liwa in the academic year 2016/2017. The research methodology was quasi experimental design. The population of this research was the tenth grade of SMAN 2 Liwa. The writer took two classes consisting of 30 students for experimental class and 32 students for control class. In experimental class, the writer used Concept Mapping, whereas in control class the writer used Lecturing Technique. The treatments were held in 3 meetings in which 2 x 45 minutes for each class. In collecting the data, the writer used written test. The instruments given were pre test and post test. Before giving the treatment, the writer gave pre test for both classes. Then, after conducting the treatments, the instrument was given in post test. After giving pre test and post test, the writer analyzed the data. After doing the data analysis, it was found that there was a significant influence of using Concept Mapping toward students’ descriptive paragraph writing ability at the first semester of the tenth grade of SMAN 2 Liwa. It can be seen from the result of Ttest was 3.5 and the result of tcritical was 1.67. The criteria to know whether the hypothesis is accepted or not, was tobserved higher than 1.67. This result means that there is a significant influence of using concept mapping towards students’ descriptive paragrah writing ability at the first semester of the tenth grade of SMAN 2 Liwa in the academic year 2016/2017. Keywords: Concept Mapping, Descriptive Paragraph, Experimental Research Design.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: ADMINLIB PERPUSTAKAAN
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 01:30
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2017 01:30
URI: http://repository.radenintan.ac.id/id/eprint/382

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