Using Pick the Idea, Organize, and Write (POW) to Enhance the Students’ Writing Cohesion in Surakarta

Darajatul Ilmi, Yunda (2018) Using Pick the Idea, Organize, and Write (POW) to Enhance the Students’ Writing Cohesion in Surakarta. Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    Abstract

    The aims of this research are: (1) to describe how the way I use POW strategy to improve students’ cohesion; (2) to find out the students’ improvement after implementing POW strategy. The research was conducted on one of junior high schools in Surakarta at eighth grade students. Based on the preliminary study, it was found that the students of the classroom had writing problems in cohesion. The average of students’ score was 48.77 whereas the passing grade is 73. It indicated that the students’ writing was low. Thus, their ability is needed to be improved. I chose POW strategy to improve their cohesion. It can enhance their writing in using personal references and temporal conjunctions. This study used Classroom Action Research (CAR) as research design that involved planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The subjects of this study were 29 students of the eighth grade in the academic year of 2016/2017. The data were collected through writing test, observations, field-notes, and interviews. It was found that the implementation of POW strategy in the two cycles were successful. There was improvement in the students’ score from preliminary study and after the implementation of the strategy. As the result of observation sheets, the students’ attention and interest also increased proved by the students’ activeness in asking questions. The field notes showed most of students enjoyed and showed high interest in writing. Hence, the implementation of POW strategy was successful for students’ writing ability in cohesion mastery. Considering that the strategy had successfully improved the students’ writing ability in mastering cohesive devices of eighth grade students in one of junior high school in Surakarta, it was suggested for future researchers to conduct an experimental research related to this strategy for the same skill. Keywords: writing, cohesion, POW, CAR

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Pascasarjana
    Pascasarjana > Magister
    Pascasarjana > Magister > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - S2
    Depositing User: Pratama Wisnu Samodro
    Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2018 14:50
    Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 14:50
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/41513

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