The Effects of I-bLA on Resolving the Issues of the EFL Students’ Writing Skills and Content Originality

Yohannes Telaumbanua, Martini Martini, Dhini Aulia, Silvia Djonnaidi


Abstract: The Effects of I-bLA on Resolving the Issues of the EFL Students’ Writing Skills and Content Originality. Objective: This research aims at testing the effects of Inquiry-based Learning Approach (I-bLA) on Resolving the Issues of the EFL Students’ Writing Skills and Content Originality. Method: The one Group Pre-test and Post-test experimental research design was used to test the effects of I-bLA. Findings: The result of paired sample test explicates that the sig. 2-tailed value is 0.000 designating a significant difference between pre-test and post-test. Furthermore, the I-bLA significantly decreases the similarity index by 80% meaning that the content originality of the students’ essays does not match against the original sources. Conclusion: the use of I-bLA can significantly resolve the issues of the EFL students’ Writing Skills and Content Originality.

Keywords: I-bLA, writing skills, content originality.

Abstrak: Efek I-bLA terhadap Penyelesaian Masalah Keterampilan Menulis dan Orisinalitas Konten Mahasiswa Jurusan Bahasa Inggris. Tujuan: Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menguji pengaruh Pendekatan Pembelajaran berbasis Inkuiri (I-bLA) terhadap penyelesaian masalah Keterampilan Menulis dan Orisinalitas Konten Mahasiswa EFL. Metode: Desain penelitian eksperimen One Group Pre-test dan Post-test digunakan untuk menguji pengaruh I-bLA. Temuan: Hasil uji sampel berpasangan menjelaskan bahwa nilai sig. 2-tailed adalah 0,000 yang menunjukkan perbedaan signifikan antara pre-test dan pos-test. Selanjutnya, I-bLA secara signifikan menurunkan indeks kesamaan sebesar 80% yang berarti orisinalitas isi karangan mahasiswa tidak sesuai dengan sumber aslinya. Kesimpulan: penggunaan I-bLA secara signifikan dapat mengatasi masalah Keterampilan Menulis dan Orisinalitas Konten mahasiswa EFL.

Kata kunci: I-bLA, keahlian menulis, orisinalitas konten.


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