Improving the Eighth Grade Students' Descriptive Text Writing Achievement by Using Realia at SMPN 1 Besuki Situbondo
Dwi Prasetya Dasa Dantri
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This Classroom Action Research was intended to improve the VIII-D students’ participation by using realia at SMP Negeri 1 Besuki Situbondo, and to improve the VIII-D students’ writing achievement by using realia at SMP Negeri 1 Besuki Situbondo. The research area was chosen by using purposive method. The data collection methods of this research were interview, observation, documentation, and writing achievement test. The research participants were VIII-D students. This research was held collaboratively between the researcher and the English teacher. The research was done in two cycles while each cycle consisted of three meetings. Meeting I and Meeting II were used to teach the students by using realia and to observe their participation. Meeting III was used to conduct writing achievement test. Based on the observation result in Cycle 1, it showed that the average of the students’ participation was only 38.70% students who were categorized as active participants. It increased become 83.87% students participated actively in the observation result in Cycle 2. Furthermore, the students’ mean score increased from 67.16 in Cycle 1 to 82 in Cycle 2. Additionally, there were only 48.38% students who got score 70 or higher in the writing achievement test done in Cycle 1. The improvement was 83.87% students got score 70 or higher in the writing achievement test in Cycle 2. Based on the research results, it meant that the objectives of the research were completed.
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