ASSESSING DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH WRITING ABILITY OF THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMPN 2 AMLAPURA IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018 THROUGH PICTURE DESCRIPTION

Categorie(s):
   assessing, descriptive paragraph, writing ability, picture description.
Author(s):
   IDA AYU MEGA CAHYANI
Tahun:
   2018
NIM Mahasiswa:
 1401882030017
Item Type:
 Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Info:
 R/1542/FKIP-ING
Advisor:
Dr Ida Bagus Nyoman Mantra,S.H.,S.Pd.,M.Pd.
I.G.A.Putri Wirastuti,S.S.,M.Hum.

Keyword(s):
assessing, descriptive paragraph, writing ability, picture description.
Abstract :
Writing is considered as productive language skill which is important to be
mastered by the students. However, in teaching learning process at schools or
universities, writing only got a few attention and it is assessed inappropriately. In
this present study, the researcher was interested in undertaking the study which
dealt with assessing descriptive paragraph writing ability of the eighth grade
students of SMPN 2 Amlapura in academic year 2017/2018 through picture
description. It used ex post facto as the research design. The present study was
intended to answer the research problem namely: to what extent is the
achievement of descriptive paragraph writing ability of the eighth grade students
of SMPN 2 Amlapura in academic year 2017/2018 which is assessed through
picture description. The samples under the study were the eighth grade students of
SMPN 2 Amlapura which consisted of 40 samples. They were determined by
means of random sampling technique with lottery system. The data which were
needed for this present study were collected through administering picture
description as the research instrument. The obtained data were analyzed by using
norm-reference measure of five standard values. the results of the data analysis
showed that there were 67.50% samples of the study were successful in writing
descriptive paragraph, while there were 32.50% samples were unsuccessful in
writing descriptive paragraph which was assessed by administering picture
description test.