|dc.description.abstract||This study was intended to describe the students' abilities of writing
guided narrative paragraph. The research was conducted at MAN II Jember in 28
December 2002. The respondents were 41 students of the second year students.
They were taken by cluster random sampling with lottery from the homogeneous
population. The primary data was conducted by using writing test while the
interview and documentation were used to collect the secondary data. The
collected primary data were analyzed by using the percentage formula
I 00%, then they were classified based on the classification of the score level. The
results showed that, on the average, the students' abilities of writing guided
narrative paragraphs were more than enough (72,93%). Meanwhile, the results of
each indicator were; the grammatical skill was enough (62,08%) and the
organizational skill was good (83,78%). Specifically, the students' abilities of the
simple present tense was poor (51 ,23%), the simple past tense was more than
enough (72,93%), the unity was very good (94,63%), and the coherence was more
than enough (72,93%). In addition, based on the frequencies of the students'
score, it was found that the categories of the students' abilities in writing guided
narrative paragraph were; 14,6% was very good, 24,4% was good, 29,3% was
more than enough, 26,8% was enough, and 4,9% was poor. Based on the research
results, suggestions were given to the English teacher to improve the students'
abilities of grammatical skill mainly simple present tense by reminding the
students about the pattern, principle, and the usage of simple present tense. On the
other side, it was suggested to other researchers to conduct a further research such
as action research to improve the students' abilities in writing by using the other
topics of narrative paragraphs.||en_US