THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING PICTURE SERIES TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILL VIEWED FROM THEIR LEARNING MOTIVATION (An Experimental Study in the Seventh Grade of SMPN 1 Tanjunganom Nganjuk in the Academic Year 2008/2009)

Ariningsih, Dwi (2010) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING PICTURE SERIES TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILL VIEWED FROM THEIR LEARNING MOTIVATION (An Experimental Study in the Seventh Grade of SMPN 1 Tanjunganom Nganjuk in the Academic Year 2008/2009). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Download (723Kb)

    Abstract

    The most serious writing problems arise when the student tries to transform a native language sentence word for word into a foreign language equivalent. At the early levels the teacher can combat this tendency by providing leading questions and cues in the target language. Assigning a written resume or a free composition before students are ready to handle it can lead to frustration and negative learning. The problems faced above are not solely caused by the inability of the students to write, but also by the inappropriate strategy implemented by the teacher in the teaching and learning process. These conditions also happened in SMPN 1 Tanjunganom-Nganjuk. Every time the students of that school are asked to make writing assignment, they feel reluctant to do that. Their results of writing English assignment are not as good as other English language skills results. One of the problems is caused by the using of a conventional technique of teaching; it is a translation technique. This technique cannot increase the students’ motivation for learning that is why they feel boring and do not have any spirit to join the learning activity. Therefore, the teachers as the facilitators shouldattempt to find the solution of the problem. They should change and develop their teaching strategy in writing, so satisfaction from teaching and learning activities can be obtained and students’ motivation can be increased. There are some ways to cope the problems that make students unable to write. According to the researcher, the first thing to do is to improve the teaching and learning process. The teacher should motivate the students in writing by giving some suggestions, corrections, and rewards if they made a good writing. Then the teacher can select and apply the appropriate method and technique in teaching language, which is suitable with the condition of students of SMPN 1 Tanjunganom-Nganjuk. According to the researcher, the method that is appropriate to the characteristics of the students of SMPN 1 Tanjunganom is using picture series in teaching writing skill. By using picture series, it is hoped that the students will increase their motivation in the teaching and learning process. Of course, there are many other techniques, methods or approaches, yet it needs priority.

    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: Andika Setiawan
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 23:59
    Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 23:59
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/8352

    Actions (login required)

    View Item