AN ANALYSIS OF THE STUDENTS’ SKILL IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AT THE EIGHTH GRADE OF SMPN 7 TAMBUSAI UTARA

Authors

  • Isrina Fitri, Eripuddin, Pipit Rahayu. Prodi S-1 Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris

Keywords:

Analysis, Writing Skill, Descriptive Text

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to find out the students’ skill in writing descriptive text. This research was designed as descriptive quantitative research and it was conducted at SMPN 7 Tambusai Utara which is located in Rokan Hulu Regency on January 25th, 2017. The number of sample in this research was 40 students which was taken from the eighth grade students. In this research, the researcher used writing test as the instrumentation of the research where the students were asked to write a descriptive text based on the topics given to them.In this research, the researcher analyzed 5 components of descriptive tekxt written by the students such as content, organization, grammar, vocabulary and mechanic. To measure students’ skill, the researcher was helped by 3 raters where the result of the analysis showed that in the content of writing, students’ average score was 53,72 and it can be classified into the poor level. In the organization of writing, students’ average score was 50,47 and it can be classified into the poor level. In the grammar of writing, students’ average score was 53,31 and it can be classified into the poor level. In the vocabulary, students’ average score was 52,87 and it can be classified into the poor level. In the mechanics, students’ average score was 52,72 and it can be classified into  the poor level. From those results, the researcher found that the students’ average score in writing descriptive  text was 51,87 and it means their writing skill in descriptive text can be categorized in the poor level.

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Published

2017-06-12