DIALOGUE JOURNALS: ENHANCING STUDENTS’ WRITING VIEWED FROM WRITING APPREHENSION

ROSADI, ARIANI (2015) DIALOGUE JOURNALS: ENHANCING STUDENTS’ WRITING VIEWED FROM WRITING APPREHENSION. Masters thesis, PROGRAM PASCASARJANA UNIVERSITAS SEBELAS MARET.

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      Abstract

      The aims of this research are to find out whether : (1) Dialogue Journals Method is more effective than Direct Instruction Method to teach writing; (2) The students having low writing apprehension have better writing skill than those having high writing apprehension; and (3) There is an interaction between teaching methods and students’ writing apprehension in teaching writing. This experimental research was conducted at the eighth grade of SMP Ta’Mirul Islam Surakarta.The samples were two classes, one class as the experimental group and one as the control group. The number of the students in each class is 20 students. Cluster random sampling technique was administered in this research to select the sample.Data of the research were collected through writing test and writing apprehension questionnaires. The data were, then, analyzed by descriptive statistics to describe the research data and inferential statistics namely multifactor Analysis of Variance ANOVA 2x2 and Tukey test to test the hypotheses. The findings of this research are: (1) Dialogue Journals Method is more effective than Direct Instruction Method to teach writing; (2) The students having low writing apprehension have better writing skill than those having high writing apprehension; and (3) There is an interaction between teaching methods and students’ writing apprehension in teaching writing. However, in the implementation of the method, a teacher must consider about the students’ level of writing apprehension. As proved in this research, writing apprehension influences the students’ writing skill. By considering students’ level of writing apprehension, a teacher can choose the method he/she uses properly in teaching writing to reduce writing apprehension in order to improve students’ skill in writing. Keywords: experimental research, teaching methods, writing skill, writing apprehension.

      Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
      Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
      Divisions: Pasca Sarjana
      Pasca Sarjana > Magister
      Pasca Sarjana > Magister > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - S2
      Depositing User: Endar Kusumaningrum
      Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2015 22:41
      Last Modified: 28 Aug 2015 22:41
      URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/16814

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