THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ENGLISH AUTOBIOGRAPHY TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILL OF RECOUNT TEXT IN EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF STATE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 1 PURWOREJO IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2012/2013

Wina Agusti Rahayu

Abstract


The objectives of study is intended whether the student Autobiography was effective or not to teach recount text in eighth grade students of state junior high school 1 purworejo. In this research the researcher took 62 students as the sample. As the experimental group, the researcher used class VIII E which consists of 31 students. Meanwhile as control group, the researcher used class VIII F which consists of 31students. Then the researcher gave pre-test and post-test to both classes. The researcher taught recount text by giving assignment to write their English Autobiography to experimental group and common way to control group. To make the result of analysis, the researcher calculates by using two methods. The first method is by calculating them manually and the second method, as a comparison, by using SPSS (Statistical Product and Service Solution). From the analysis data, the researcher concludes that English Autobiography is effective to improve students’ writing skill of recount text. As the fact, the result of t-value is 2.947 based on the 0.05 significant levels, the value of t-table is 2.000 the result of computation shows that t-value is higher than t-table, that is 2.947>2.000 so it can be stated that the hypothesis “English Autobiography is effective to improve the students’ writing skill of recount text” is accepted.Key words: Writing, English Autobiography, improve, recount text

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