The problem occurred in students’ writing when using Picture Series technique in learning recount text

Firanda Dias Indah, Sudirman Sudirman, Dian Shafwati


The aim of this study was to find out the problem occurred in students’ writing when using picture series technique in learning recount text. This research was a qualitative research. The subjects of this research were 36 students of SMAN 10 Bandar Lampung in academic year 2019/2020 at the second semester. Interview, analysing students’ worksheets and observation sheet were the instrument that used to collect the data. Before taking the data, the students had already been taught by picture series technique as a treatment. Furthermore, there is statistically significant improvement of students’ writing achievement on recount text written by the students after they were taught through picture series technique. After that, interview was done, as one of the instrument, in order to find out the result of this research. The result shows that one of the most common problems is the students still confused with the use of past tense and past continuous tense and lack of vocabulary on the students’ worksheets. Based on the analysis of the students worksheets it was found that some of the students still use English-Indonesian languange. In addition, it was found that the problems that the students made in their writing recount text worksheets are classified into four aspect of writing, namely organization, content, grammar, and vocabulary.


Keywords: writing, problem, recount text, picture series technique.

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