IMPROVING STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILLS ON DESCRIPTIVE TEXT USING FOUR SQUARE WRITING METHOD (A Classroom Action Research at the Seventh Grade Students of SMP Negeri 4 Surakarta in the Academic Year of 2015/2016)

MAHFUDZOH, ITA (2017) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILLS ON DESCRIPTIVE TEXT USING FOUR SQUARE WRITING METHOD (A Classroom Action Research at the Seventh Grade Students of SMP Negeri 4 Surakarta in the Academic Year of 2015/2016). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    The aims of this research are: (1) to investigate the extent to which Four Square Writing Method improves the students’ writing skills on descriptive text; (2) to describe what happens to the classroom situation when Four Square Writing Method is implemented to teaching writing. The research data were collected by using observation, questionnaire, interview, and test. Techniques of analyzing data used in this research are qualitative data and quantitative data analysis. Qualitative data analysis involved data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing and verification; quantitative data analysis was done by using formula. The research findings have shown that Four Square Writing Method can improve the students’ writing skills on descriptive text. The students were able to generate the ideas, organize their descriptive writing with cohesiveness and coherence, use the correct vocabulary, indirectly improve the grammar mastery, and use the correct mechanism in their descriptive writing. Besides, Four Square Writing Method can also improve the writing class situation. The students were getting motivated and interested in the writing class, they were fully engaged in the classroom activity, and they more paid attention to the teacher’s explanation. Keywords: Four Square Writing Method, Descriptive Text

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
    Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: faizah sarah yasarah
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 08:39
    Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 08:39
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/31595

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