Improving the Eighth Grade Students' s Sentence Writing Achievement
Adventia Putri Septianingrum, Adventia
Sugeng Ariyanto, Sugeng
Asih Santihastuti, Asih
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Writing is still considered to be a hard work to do, especially for students. This research was intended to overcome the problem and to improve the students' sentence writing achievement and also their participation by using word cards. The design of this research was Classroom Action Research. The research subjects were the VIII C class students of SMPN 3 Balung – Jember in the academic year 2013/2014, which were selected based on some purposes. Before the research was conducted, there was a preliminary study to find the students' writing problems. This research was done in two cycles. Every cycle consisted of three meetings, including the sentence writing test. The target score for this research was at least 75% of the students actively participated during the lesson and passed the sentence writing test. In relation to the students' participation, the percentage of students' participation increased from 80,5% in Cycle 1 to 91% in Cycle 2. In relation to the students' sentence writing achievement, the percentage of the students who passed the test increased from 60,7% in Cycle 1 to 78,6% in Cycle 2. The results reached the target score so this research was considered to be successful. The conclusion of this research was word cards could improve the students' sentence writing achievement and also their participation during teaching and learning process.
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