The Implementation of Roundtable Technique in Improving Students’ Writing of Descriptive Text

Hasty Utami, Patuan Raja, Mahpul Mahpul


Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk meneliti apakah ada peningkatan signifikan pada keterampilan pemahaman menulis siswa setelah penerapan teknik roundtable selama lima kali pertememuan. Pendekatan penelitian ini adalah kuantitatif. Subjek penelitian ini adalah 29 siswa tingkat pertama sekolah menengah atas. Tes menulis digunakan sebagai alat pengumpulan data. Data dianalisis dengan menggunakan Repeated Measure t-test. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa terdapat perbedaan signifikan pada kemampuan menulis siswa dengan tingkat signifikansi 0.05. Hal ini menandakan bahwa teknik roundtable dapat diterapkan untuk meningkatkan keterampilan menulis siswa.

The objectives of this research were to find out whether there was a statistically significant difference of students’ writing ability after the students were taught through roundtable technique for five meetings. The approach of the research was quantitative. The subjects were 29 students of the first grade of senior high school. The writing tests were used as the research instrument. The data were analyzed by using Repeated Measure t-test. The result showed that there was a statically significant difference of the students’ writing ability with the significant level 0.05. This suggests that roundtable technique facilitates the students to improve their ability in writing skills.

Keywords: writing, writing ability, roundtable technique

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