DEVELOPING STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN WRITING PROCEDURE TEXT BY USING SEQUENCE PICTURES

Jusman Jusman

Abstract


Jusman, (A 121 08 110) Developing Students’ Skill in Writing Procedure Text by Using Sequence Pictures of the Ninth Grade Students at SMP Negeri 8 Pasangkayu under supervision of MochtarMarhum and Muhsin. The objective of this research was to find out whether the use of sequence pictures can improvewriting ability of the ninth grade students at SMP Negeri 8 Pasangkayu. This research employed true experimental design. It involved two class: experimental and control class. The sample of this research was the ninth grade students at SMP Negeri 8 Pasangkayu. It was selected with a random sampling technique. The instrument of data collection was a test which was given and distributed to the research sample as pre-test and post-test. The pre-test was given before the treatment to measure the students’ basic knowledge and the post-test was administered after conducting 8 meetings of treatment to measure the improvement of students’ writing skill. The means score of the students of experimental class in pre-test is 5.13 and post-test is 6.57, while the mean score of control class in pre-test is 4.92 and post-test is 5.93. By applying 0,05 level of significance and 48 (25 + 25 – 2) degree of freedom (df), the researcher found that the t-counted value (3.14) was greater than t-table value (1.992). It means that the hypothesis of this research was accepted. It indicated that the students’ writing skill in procedure text can be developed through sequence pictures.

Keywords: Developing, Writing Skill, Procedure Text, Sequence Pictures.

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