IMPROVING STUDENTS’ WRITING COMPETENCE IN THE USE OF COHESIVE DEVICES THROUGH STUDENT TEAMS ACHIEVEMENT DIVISIONS (STAD) (A Classroom Action Research on the Second Grade Students of SMA N Ajibarang in the Academic Year of 2012/2013)

AZKA, MILLATIN (2013) IMPROVING STUDENTS’ WRITING COMPETENCE IN THE USE OF COHESIVE DEVICES THROUGH STUDENT TEAMS ACHIEVEMENT DIVISIONS (STAD) (A Classroom Action Research on the Second Grade Students of SMA N Ajibarang in the Academic Year of 2012/2013). Bachelor thesis, UNIVERSITAS MUHAMMADIYAH PURWOKERTO.

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Abstract

The aim of this Classroom Action Research is to improve students‟ writing competence in the use of cohesive devices through student teams achievement divisions (STAD). The research was conducted at Ajibarang State Senior High School at accademic year 2012/2013. The subject of this this reseach was class XI IPS 4 which consisted of 29 students. The reseach was done in February to April 2013. The researcher used Classroom Action Research (CAR) as the method of the research. The researcher worked collaboratively with English teacher in that school. The CAR was done based on the Kemmis and McTaggart‟s design. The researcher took two cycles with two actions in each cycle. The data were collected through observation, writing test, questionnaire, interview, and documentation. There were two kinds of data: qualitative and quantitative data. The qualitative data were analyzed based on the students‟ and the teacher‟s interview result and field note, while the quantitaive data were analyzed based on the students‟ writing test result, students‟ observation result, and questionnare. The data analysis showed that STAD technique improved the students‟ writing competence. The mean of students‟ writing competence was described as follows: Pre-test showed 44.83% of the students could use more than 80% of appropiate references in their text, in Cycle 1 was 72.41% of the students could use more than 80% of appropiate references in their text, and Cycle 2 showed 100% of the students could use more than 80% of appropiate references in their text. Therefore, the improvement of the students who got score from pre-test until post-test 2 was 55.17%. It was also supported by the observation and questionnere result. The data of observation showed that the average of the studens‟ improvement in writing activites in Cycle 1 was 40.80% and in Cycle 2 was 84.48%. The improvement from Cycle 1 to Cycle 2 was 33.68%. In addition, most of the students gave positive responses to the implementation of STAD technique. The average of presentage of all questions who answer “yes” was 84.14%. Based on the result of interview, the students and the teacher gave positive responses. It could be concuded that STAD technique could improve students‟ writing competence in the use of cohesive devices, and made the students more active in teaching learning process.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Additional Information: Pembimbing: Dra. Titi Wahyukti, M.Pd., dan Saefurrohman, M.Pd.
Uncontrolled Keywords: writing competence, student teams achievement divisions (STAD), cohesive devices
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Iin Hayuningtyas
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 04:15
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 04:15
URI: http://repository.ump.ac.id/id/eprint/2515

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