IMPROVING THE ABILITY IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT THROUGH GUIDED-QUESTIONS TECHNIQUE

Imelda Wardani

Abstract


The objective of conducting this research was to find out whether the use of guided-questions technique can improve the students’ ability in writing descriptive text or not. This research employed a pre-experimental research design that involved one group. The population of this research was the tenth grade students of MAN 2 Model Palu. The sample of this research was selected by using cluster sampling technique. The instruments of data collection were test and non-test instrument. The test instrument covers pre-test and post-test, and non-test instruments is observation. The result of data analysis showed that t-counted (11.97) was greater than the result of t-table (1.729) by applying 0.05 level of significance and degree of freedom (df) 19. It means that the use of guided-questions technique could significantly improve the ability of the tenth grade students of MAN 2 Model Palu in writing descriptive text. In conclusion, guided-questions technique can be used to improve the students’s ability in writing descriptive text.

Keywords: Writing; Guided-questions Technique; Descriptive Text.


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