Improving Students’ Ability in Writing Descriptive Text by Using Webbing Technique
Keywords:Descriptive text, webbing technique, writing
Writing is one skill which must be mastered by the students. This skill is used for written communication especially in academic purpose. In other hand, writing is still being a difficult skill faced by the students. This research aimed to investigate the extent that Webbing technique could improve students’ ability in writing a descriptive text at SMAN 3 Kota Bengkulu. The design was classroom action research and conducted in three cycles. Each cycle consisted of four stages namely: planning, action, observation, and reflection. The subjects consisted of 13 males and 23 females students of the school. The instruments were a writing test, field-notes, and interview. The test data of this research were descriptive quantitative. The result was as follows. The test showed that students who passed the standard score compared to before treatment were significantly increased at the end of cycle 1. It also increased at the end of cycle 2 and at the end of cycle 3. The result showed increasing ability in writing. Non-test data showed that Webbing technique helped the students in developing ideas. It helped the teacher in controlling, guiding and helping students to increase attention, interest, and participation. The conclusion was that Webbing technique could improve students’ writing ability.
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