Online learning by using WhatsApp to improve students’ writing achievement in recount rext at the first grade of SMAN 7 Bandar Lampung

Sakinah Sakinah, Ari Nurweni, Flora Nainggolan


The objectives of this research are to find out whether there is any significant improvement on students’ writing achievement by using online learning activity by using WhatsApp and to investigate students’ perception of it. This is a quantitative research. The population of the sample was thirty two students of the X MIA 6 of SMAN 7 Bandar Lampung in the academic year 2020/2021.The data were collected by using writing test and questionnaire. The data were analyzed by using Paired Samples T-Test and descriptive statistics. It is shown that there was statistically significant improvement of the students’ writing achievement after they were taught through online learning by WhatsApp group chat. Moreover, it could be seen from the computation of Paired Samples T-Test where the T-value (17,576) was higher than t-table with the significance level was 0.00 < 0.05.  The result of this research indicates that there is significant improvement in all aspects of students’ writing achievement. This suggests that online learning activity by using WhatsApp can be used as a strategy to improve the students’ writing achievement. 

Keywords: Whatsapp, online learning, writing.

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