Improving students' ability in writing narrative text through Mind Mapping technique at the first grade of SMAN 15 Bandarlampung

Rika Jum'a Virgosa, Deddy Supriady, Khairun Nisa


The objectives of this research were to find out whether there is an improvement of the students’ ability in writing narrative text after the implementation of mind mapping technique and to find out the students’ perceptions toward the implementation of mind mapping technique.

The approach of the research was quantitative. The subjects were 32 students of class X IPA 4 at SMAN 15 Bandar Lampung in 2019/2020 academic year. Writing tests and questionnaires were used to collect the data. The students’ writing scores were compared between the pre-test and the post-test by using Paired Sample T-test with the significant level 0.05. The students’ perceptions toward the implementation of mind mapping technique were (r = 0.801) since r >.60.

The result of the research showed that there was an improvement of the students’ ability in writing narrative text from the pre-test (65.75) to the post-test (79.22). It can be seen from the students’ mean score after the implementation of mind mapping technique improved at 13.47. Furthermore, the result of questionnaires showed that most students (84.4%) gave positive perceptions toward the implementation of mind mapping technique in writing narrative text. This suggests that mind mapping technique can be used as a strategy to improve the students’ writing ability.

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