DEVELOPING THE WRITING ABILITY OF THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS OF SMP NEGERI 2 RAMBIPUJI JEMBER IN THE 2004 / 2005 ACADEMIC YEAR BY USING PICTURE IN SERIES CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH REPORT
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This research was conducted to know whether picture in series can develop the writing ability of the second year students of SMP Negeri 2 Rambipuji Jember in the 2004 / 2005 academic year. There were two cycles in this action research. In the first cycle, the picture in series was not completed with the keywords. Meanwhile, in the second cycle, the picture in series was completed with the keywords. The espondents were the second year students (2 C) of SMP Negeri 2 Rambipuji Jember. There were 46 students and all of them were the respondents. The primary data was gathered from the students writing results. Meanwhile, the supporting data was gained from the observation, interview, and documentation. The primary data was analyzed by the mean score formula, while the supporting data was analyzed by describing them based on the real facts. In the first cycle, the result of the action could not develop the students' writing ability because the mean score did not achieve the target score. Meanwhile, in the second cycle, picture in series could develop the students' writing ability as the target score was achieved in this cycle. The research proved that picture in series could develop the; students' writing ability. Therefore, the English teachers were highly recommended to use picture in series to develop the students' writing ability. It would be more motivating and could create an interesting class to join. So, it could develop the students' writing skill.