THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PICTURE SERIES IN IMPROVING STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILLS OF SMPN2 BANGUNTAPAN

Yeni Fitri, Nanik Supriani

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The objectives of this study are to describe students’ writing skills taught using picture series, to describe the students’ writing skills taught using traditional method, to find out significant difference between students’ writing skills taught using picture series and traditional method, and to find out a better class in producing writing skills e.g. experimental or control class. This research was experimental research. The population of this research was the eighth grade students of SMP N 2 Banguntapan. The samples were taken using lottery technique. For collecting the data, the researchers used paragraph writing test, in the pre-test and post-test. The data were analyzed using SPSS. The research findings showed that (1) the level of students’ writing skills taught using picture series was “very high” at the category scale of 75-above, (2) the level of students’ writing skills taught using traditional method was “high” at the category scale of  58.33-75, (3) the sig. (2-tailed) value of t-test was 0.000 implying there was a significant difference between students’ writing skills taught using picture series and traditional method, and (4) the result of t-test showed that the experimental class produced better writing than the control class.


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writing; writing skills; picture series

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