THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITIES IN IMPROVING STUDENTS’ VOCABULARY MASTERY (A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH ON THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMP NEGERI 39 PURWOREJO IN 2009/2010 ACADEMIC YEAR)

Larastuti, Ika (2013) THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITIES IN IMPROVING STUDENTS’ VOCABULARY MASTERY (A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH ON THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMP NEGERI 39 PURWOREJO IN 2009/2010 ACADEMIC YEAR). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    The aims of the research are: (1) to identify whether and to what extent the implementation of brainstorming activities improves the students’ vocabulary mastery and (2) to describe the class situation when brainstorming activities are implemented in the classroom. The method used in this research is collaborative classroom action research; it is designed to improve students’ vocabulary mastery by using brainstorming activities. The research was carried out on the eighth grade students of SMP Negeri 39 Purworejo in the academic year of 2009/2010 in April until May 2010. It is conducted in two cycles in which each cycle includes four stages namely planning, action, observation and reflection. Each cycle consisted of three meetings. The data is in the form of qualitative and quantitative data. The qualitative data is collected through observation, interview, field note, research diaries and photograph. The quantitative data is collected from the scores of pretest and post-test. The qualitative data was analyzed using Constant Comparative Method and the quantitative data was analyzed by comparing the mean score of pre-test and post-test. The research findings showed that brainstorming activities can improve students’ vocabulary mastery. The improvement of vocabulary mastery is brainstorming activities could help students to learn four aspects of vocabularies well. Their achievement could be seen from their performance in learning and from the scores that improved gradually in every test. The mean score of the pretest is 6.11, the mean score of the post – test cycle 1 is 7.20 and the mean score of the post – test cycle 2 is 7.80 The improvement of class situations can be seen from the differences before and after the research. Before using brainstorming activities, the teacher found difficulties in motivating and encouraging the students to learn English. After implementing the uses of brainstorming activities, the researcher could reduce the difficulties. The teaching learning process was more effective because the students are more motivated in learning. The researcher hopes that the finding of this research can enrich the teacher’s technique in improving students’ vocabulary mastery and enrich the knowledge and experience for other researchers and readers.

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: Lia Primadani
    Date Deposited: 06 May 2014 18:16
    Last Modified: 06 May 2014 18:16
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/15148

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