THE EFFECT OF USING MICROSOFT POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON VOCABULARY ACHIEVEMENT OF THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS AT SMPN 10 JEMBER IN THE 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
PRASTIWI, RAHMA YEKTI
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The Effect of Using Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation on Vocabulary Achievement of the Eighth Grade Students at SMPN 10 Jember in the 2013/2014 Academic Year; Rahma Yekti Prastiwi, 080210491038; 2014; 85 pages; English Language Education Study Program, Language and Arts Department, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Jember University. Vocabulary is a sequence of letters that have certain meaning as a representation of our feeling and thought that can be conveyed to other people as a kind of communication. As a language component, vocabulary is basic knowledge in learning language. The student’s mastery in vocabulary is able to help her/him to master four requirement English skills, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. If the students are lack of vocabulary, they will face difficulty to undersatand what people say and express their feeling and thought clearly. Unfortunately, most of Indonesian students still face difficulty in mastering vocabulary, particularly in understanding and memorizing new words. It becomes a responsibility for English teachers in Indonesia to solve the problem by thinking a solution of creative teaching to enhance the students’ vocabulary achievement by using media or other techniques. The usage of media in teaching learning process is considered to be able to help the teacher in delivering material interestingly and also help the students in understanding material given easily. The instructional medium which is a trend to be used today is multimedia. The usage of multimedia enables the teacher to use more than one medium to deliver the material interestingly. In present days, multimedia becomes more practical to be used because of computer existences. There are many multimedia softwares which can be used as media in teaching language. Related with teaching learning vocabulary, this research applied Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation. The reason of that because this presentation software provides visual strategy that can help the students to recall and understand the meaning of the words easily. The researcher made the presentation by herself by pictures, videos, custom animations, and hyperlinks to make the material which covered verb, noun, adjective, xiv and adverb becomes more meaningful and interesting. The effect was, the usage of this presentation software motivated the students and helped them to get an easy way to understand the meaning of the words given and recall them. Finally they were able to use them appropriately. This research used quasi experimental as research design with Nonequivalent- Group Pretest-Posttest design. The subjects of this research were the eighth grade students in SMPN 10 Jember in the 2013/2014 Academic Year. Cluster random sampling was used to obtain two classes which were determined as experimental and control groups by using a lottery. The experimental group got a treatment, that was teaching vocabulary by using Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation, while the control group got no treatment, it means that in this group the researcher taught vocabulary by using conventional medium that was used by the English teacher in SMPN 10 Jember, it was a whiteboard. There were two kinds of data obtained in this research, they were primary data and secondary data. The primary data were collected from the students’ vocabulary achievement scores. While, the secondary data were collected from interview result and documentation. The primary data were analyzed by using the independent sample t-test formula to find out the mean deviation difference between pretest and posttest of the experimental and the control groups. After that, they were compared to know whether or not there was an significant effect of using Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation on the students’ vocabulary achievement. The result of analyzing the data showed that the value of t-test was 3.19. The value was higher than the value of t-table at significant level 5% with Df=63, it was 1.99 (3.19>1.99). Based on the result obtained, consequently, the alternative hypothesis (Ha): “There is a significant effect of using Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation on vocabulary achievement of the eighth grade students at SMPN 10 Jember in the 2013/2014 Academic Year” was accepted.