The influence of Think-Talk-Write toward students' descriptive writing achievement at the tenth graders

Syifa Kurnia Ramadhani, Muhammad Sukirlan, Lilis Sholihah


The objectives of this research were to investigate whether there is positive influence after the implementation of TTW toward students’ descriptive writing achievement and to describe how is students’ response after they are taught by TTW. This research was a quantitative research. The sample of this research was the tenth graders of senior high school students. The writing test which consists of pre-test and post-test was used as the research instrument. The data were analyzed by using Paired Sample T-Test to answer the first question and descriptive statistics was used to answer the second question. The result showed that there was statistically an improvement of students’ descriptive writing achievement of which the result was significant to 0.000 < 0.05. Moreover, the students gave positive response toward the implementation of TTW. It was proved by the result of the analysis of the questionnaire of where the students mostly chose agree and strongly agree. This research suggests that teaching writing descriptive text by using TTW can give positive influence and positive response toward students’ descriptive writing achievement.

Keyword: Think-Talk-Write (TTW), writing, descriptive text.

Full Text:



Baron, S. Andrew. (2015). Constraints on the development of implicit intergroup attitudes. Child Development Perspectives, 9(1), 1-26.

Centra, J.A. & Gaubatz, N.B. (2000). Is there gender bias in student evaluations of teaching. Journal of Higher Education, 71, 17-33.

Huinker, D. dan Laughlin, C. (1996). Talk your way into writing, in communication in mathematics K-12 and beyond. USA: NCTM.

Huda, M. (2013). Model-model pengajaran dan pembelajaran. Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.

Jacobs, H. J. et al. (1981). Testing ESL composition: a practical approach. Rowley, MA: Newbury House.

Klimova, Blanka. (2012). The importance of writing. PARIPEX-INDIAN Journal of Research, 2(1), 9-11.

Sumbawati & Artika. (2019). Penerapan metode pembelajaran kooperatif tipe Think Talk Write berbantuan edublogs. Journal of Vocational and Technical Education, 1(2), 27-36.

Suminar, R. P & Putri, G. (2015). The effectiveness of TTW (Think-Talk-Write) strategy in teaching writing descriptive text. Journal of English Language Learning, 2(2) 299-303.

Supriyono. (2011). Developing mathematical learning device using TTW (Think-Talk-Write) strategy assisted by learning CD to foster mathematical communication. Building the Nation Character through Humanistic Mathematics Education, 73-80.

Takania, N. (2014). The implementation of Think, Talk, Write (TTW) strategy in teaching writing (a classroom interaction research for the eighth-grade students of SMPN 2 Kalinyamatan Jepara). E-Journal Universitas Maria Kudus, 1-18.

Way, N., Reddy, R. & Rhodes, J. (2007). Students perception of school climate during the middle school years: association with trajectories of psychological and behavioral adjustment. American Journal of Community Psychology, 3-4.

Weigle, S.C. (2002). Assessing writing. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2021 U-JET

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.