IMROVING STUDENTS' WRITING SKILL USING FOUR SQUARE WRITING METHOD (A Classroom Action Research at the Eleventh Grade Students of SMAN 1 Ngemplak Boyolali in the Academic Year of 2012/2013)

Nursyifa, Kautsar Rizqi (2013) IMROVING STUDENTS' WRITING SKILL USING FOUR SQUARE WRITING METHOD (A Classroom Action Research at the Eleventh Grade Students of SMAN 1 Ngemplak Boyolali in the Academic Year of 2012/2013). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    ABSTRACT The purpose of this research is to identify: (1) whether Four Square Writing Method can improve st ; (2) the class condition when writing lesson using Four Square Writing Method is carried on. The method used in this research was classroom action research. The research was conducted in two cycles at the eleventh grade students of SMAN 1 Ngemplak Boyolali from July to October 2012. There are two techniques of collecting data: qualitative and quantitative data. The qualitative data were collected by using observation, questionnaire, interview, and field notes. The quantitative data were collected by using test (pre-test and post-test). There were five steps to analyze qualitative data based on Burns. They were assembling the data, coding the data, comparing the data, building meaning and interpretation, and reporting the outcome. Meanwhile, the quantitative data were analyzed by based on ESL Composition Profile of Writing. The result of mean score in pre-test is compared to the result of mean score in post-test to know the improvement. The research findings show that Four Square Writing Method could Related to the improvement of (1), it includes: (a) The students had fewer difficulties in exploring ideas to write (b) They also made fewer mistakes in constructing new sentences using simple present tense (c) Their word choice got richer after the research (d) They were able to differentiate the generic structure of report text and use the appropriate word transition (e) They were able to use the appropriate word order in their sentences. Concerning on the improvement of (2), it comprises: (a) the students improved their activity and creativity in writing a report text and (b) the students improved their confidence in writing a report text. Keywords: writing, four square writing method, classroom action research

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: Nurrahma Restia
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2014 18:00
    Last Modified: 03 May 2014 18:00
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/11302

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