Improving Students’ Vocabulary Mastery Using Descriptive Text at the Seventh Grade of MTs Darussalam Rejotangan

Putri Yuliani Puji, Rahayu, (2012) Improving Students’ Vocabulary Mastery Using Descriptive Text at the Seventh Grade of MTs Darussalam Rejotangan. [ Skripsi ]

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Key words: Students’ Vocabulary, Descriptive Text. English is an international language in Indonesia, which has very important rule in aspect of life such as science, technology and educational fields as well. It is not easy for people to master English, especially for students, because English is a foreign language in Indonesia. In learning English, one of the factors is the poor mastery of vocabulary knowledge. The students who have little knowledge of vocabulary will face some difficulties to understand the written language and oral language. It seems obvious that varieties of teaching techniques are needed to maintain the interest of the students. By using descriptive text, the students can describes anything and it can add the students’ vocabulary mastery. This study investigated on formulation of research problem is : “How can the implementation of descriptive text improve students’ vocabulary mastery of the seventh year students of MTs Darussalam Rejotangan in the academic year 2011/2012?” The objective of this research was to improve students’ vocabulary mastery of seventh year student of MTs Darussalam Rejotangan by using descriptive text. This study used Classroom Action Research (CAR). It is adapted from Kemmis and Mc. Taggart’s model. The research was conducted in two cycles, each cycle covers planning, acting, observing and reflecting. The subject of the research were the seventh year students at MTs Darussalam Rejotangan that consists of 30 students. The instrument used to collect the data is interview, observation sheet, field notes and tests to analysis the data. The result of the test shows improvement of the students’ score was included of criteria of success. The criteria of success was covered two aspects, there are 80% students who get good score equal (> 65) in vocabulary test. The scores of the students in cycle 2 increased compared to the scores of the students in preliminary study and cycle 1. The main factor that affects this improvement was the students’ interest in learning vocabulary mastery through Descriptive Text. They were more active and gave positive responses in teaching and learning process. It could be seen by the result of students’ score of the test. There were 26 (87%) students were interested and get the good score. It can be concluded that Descriptive Text is able to be used to improve the seventh year students’ vocabulary at MTs Darussalam Rejotangan in the academic year 2011/2012. Then, it is suggested for the English teacher to apply Descriptive Text as an alternative technique in teaching vocabulary. For the students, descriptive text can be used to help them to master the vocabulary. Moreover, for the other researcher, it is suggested to use the result of the research as an input to conduct a further research dealing with the same technique but with different research design and different subject.

Item Type: Skripsi
Subjects: Bahasa Dan Sastra > Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah Dan Ilmu Keguruan > Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Endang Rifngati S.Sos
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 02:52
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 02:52

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