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Title: Improving Student' Writing of Descriptive Text through Snowball Throwing Technique
Authors: Teni Fabiola Putri
Advisors: Syauki
Yenny Rahmawati
Keywords: Writing;Descriptive Text;Snowball Throwing technique
Issue Date: 14-Nov-2019
Publisher: Jakarta: FITK UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
Abstract: This research was aimed to find out whether the students’ writing of descriptive text can improve by applying the Snowball Throwing technique. The subject of this research was the VIII-B class of SMP Al-Zahra Indonesia which consists of 23 students. The Classroom Action research design was adopted by Kurt Lewin and it was implemented in two cycles. In every cycle, there were three meetings that should be conducted in the classroom. According to Kurt Lewin’s design the steps of Action Research were planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The data were obtained through qualitative and quantitative methods. To collect the qualitative data, the instruments were used interview, observation checklist, and field notes. The interview is addressed to the students and English teacher, the observation was done by the English teacher as an observer in observing the class situation, the students’ activity, and the researcher’s performance. Meanwhile, to collect the quantitative data, the instrument was used tests. The test was done by the students in three times that was pre-test, post-test 1, and post-test 2. The result of interview showed that the teacher and students were interested in using Snowball Throwing technique of writing descriptive text. Furthermore, the result of observation and field notes indicated that the situation of class during teaching and learning process was pretty good. The students were more enthusiastic and motivated in learning writing descriptive text. The result showed that there was an improvement in the students’ achievement in writing descriptive paragraph. Most of students increased their scores gradually at the end of cycle. The indication can be seen on how they learned to build good communication when discussing the tasks in descriptive writing The score of Minimum Mastery Criterion-Kriteria Ketuntasan Minimal (KKM) of English lesson was 78 (seventy-eight). The result of mean score of students in preliminary study was 66.52, the mean score in posttest 1 was 75.90, and the mean score in post-test 2 was 81.08. It can be concluded that the Snowball Throwing technique can improve the students’ descriptive writing.
Description: viii, 72
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