IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN WRITING A DESCRIPTIVE TEXT THROUGH THINK PAIR SHARE

Riska Anggraini, Rismaya Marbun, Wardah Wardah

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to investigate the use of Think Pair Share technique to improve students’ ability in writing a descriptive text of the tenth graders of SMA SANTUN UNTAN. The research conducted in this thesis was to solve the problems of the students class X especially XB of SMA SANTUN UNTAN in academic year 2016/2017, which consists of 30 students. Since it was to improve writing in learning process, the research method applied is a classroom action research with the cycle of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The tools were observation checklist, and field note. Based on the qualitative data, the students were able to generate their ideas to produce well-organized descriptive texts. They were also able to use the appropriate vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization in their writing. During the teaching and learning process, they also showed positive response toward the lesson. The quantitative data of the students’ mean score was improved. In the pre-test, the students’ mean score was 59.89. In the post-test, the students’ mean score was 68.28. It means that there is a difference between the students’ writing descriptive text before and after the action research.

 

Keywords: Writing, Descriptive text, Think Pair Share


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