A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY ON THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS'
Aan Erlyana Fardhani
Bambang Arya WP
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This research was intended to describe writing recount text ability of the eighth grade students at SMPN 2 Tenggarang Bondowoso covering five aspects: content, organization, grammar, vocabulary, and mechanic. The research respondents were 33 students of 8A which were collected by using clustering random sampling. The research data were collected through writing test, interview, and documentation. The students' writing test was analyzed using descriptive statistic in the form of mean score formula. The result of the analysis presented that writing recount text ability of the eighth grade students was categorized as fair since the students' mean score in writing recount text was 60.72. There were 17 students who were categorized as fair, 9 students were categorized as good, 6 students were categorized as poor, and only one student was categorized as excellent. Specifically, the students' ability in content aspect was fair since the mean score was 65.2. Then, the students' ability in organization aspect was fair since the mean score was 62.2. Then, the students' ability in grammar aspect was also fair since the mean score was 52.2. However, the students' ability in vocabulary aspect was poor since the mean score obtained was 41.5. Meanwhile, the students' ability in mechanic aspect was good since the mean score was 72.
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