THE EFFECT OF USING BRAINSTORMING ON THE SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS’ WRITING ACHIEVEMENT AT SMP 8 JEMBER IN THE 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
ACHMAD MAULIDI EFFENDI
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Besides, the teachers also focused on the product of writing rather than the process because the time allocation of teaching writing is limited. It has to be divided by the other skills such as reading, listening, and speaking. Their scores of the last English writing test showed that the mean score of all classes could not achieve the standard score of writing that was 75. There are some students who got more than the standard score but most of them got lower. The researcher tried to apply the alternative teaching technique by using brainstorming in teaching writing. The data collection methods used writing test and the observation in the form of checklist to get the primary data. There are two groups as the respondents, the experimental and the control group. The data were analyzed statistically. The previous writing scores were analyzed using ANOVA and the result was homogenous. It means there is no significant different mean in the seventh grade classes. Therefore, the control and experimental group were taken by lottery. The experimental group was taught by brainstorming technique and the control group was taught by lecturing and free writing (without brainstorming). Each group was done in three meeting including the post test. The result of post test was analyzed statistically. The result is the value of sig. column of Lavene’s test was 0.559 that was higher than 0.05. Consequently, the row that must be read was the first row of ttest column, the value of Sig. (2-tailed) was 0.000 that was less than 0.05. It meant that there was statistically difference between the experimental group which was taught by using brainstorming and the control group which was taught writing by using traditional technique (lecturing and free writing) without brainstorming. Finally, it can be summarized that the use of brainstorming had significant effect to the seventh grade students’ writing achievementt at SMPN 8 Jember in the 2013/2014 academic year.