Rinawati, Ossi
(2018)
*Improving Writing Skills in Descriptive Text Using Clustering Technique for Seventh Year Students of SMP MuhammadiyahSalatiga in the Academic Year of 2017/2018.*
Other thesis, IAIN SALATIGA.

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## Abstract

Rinawati, Ossi. 2018. Improving Writing Skills in Descriptive Text Using Clustering Technique for Seventh Year Students of SMP MuhammadiyahSalatiga in the Academic Year of 2017/2018.A Graduating Paper, English Education Department, Teacher Training and Education Faculty, State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Salatiga. Counselor: Dr. Setia Rini, M.Pd. The objectives of the study are: (1) To find out the improvement of writing skills in descriptive text using clustering technique. (2) To find out the significant influence of using clustering technique in improving writing skills in descriptive text for seventh-year students of SMP Muhammadiyah Salatiga in the academic year of 2017/2018. The methodology of this research was Classroom Action Research (CAR). The research consisted of two cycles and each cycle consisted of four steps, they were: planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The subject of this research is 7B class, which consists of 36 students. The technique of collecting data was the observation, test and documentation. The result of this research shows that (1) there was an improvement of writing skills in descriptive text using clustering technique. It is shown the result of the cycle I, the mean of post-test is higher than the mean of the pre-test. The mean of post-test is 78.38 and pre-test are 58.02. In the cycle II, the mean of post-test is higher than the mean of the pre-test. The mean post-test is 85.25 and pre-test are 61.47. (2) There was a significant influence of using clustering technique in improving writing skills in descriptive text from the cycle I up to the cycle II. It is shown the result of T-test in cycle I is 27.005 and cycle II is 35.979.Moreover, the t-test in the cycle II is bigger than the t-test of the cycle I. From the result,the researcher concluded that using clustering technique can improve writing skills in descriptive textfor seventh-year students of SMP Muhammadiyah Salatiga. Keywords:Writing; Clustering Technique;Descriptive Text

Item Type: | Thesis (Other) |
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Subjects: | Bahasa |

Divisions: | Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Keguruan > Tadris Bahasa Inggris |

Depositing User: | Unnamed user with email bimoharyosetyoko@iainsalatiga.ac.id |

Date Deposited: | 28 Apr 2018 03:45 |

Last Modified: | 28 Apr 2018 03:45 |

URI: | http://e-repository.perpus.iainsalatiga.ac.id/id/eprint/3868 |

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