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IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING NARRATIVE TEXT THROUGH THINK-PAIR-SHARE TECHNIQUE Saragih, Zulfida Sari
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This study was focused to improve students’ achievement in writing narrative test through Think-Pair-Share Technique. It was conducted by applying Classroom Action Research with two cycles and six meetings. The subject of this study is Grade VIII students of SMP Negeri 1 Teluk Mengkudu and consisted of 40 students. The instruments for collecting data used writing test for quantitative and used diary notes, observation sheet and interview sheet for qualitative. The mean of the test shows the improvements of the students’ score for orientation test was (51.4), the mean in cycle I test was (66.15), and the mean in the cycle II was (74.57). Based on the data above, it can be concluded that Think-Pair-Share technique is significantly improved students’ writing achievement especially in narrative test.   Key Words: Improving, Achievement, Writing, Narrative,Think-Pair-Share
THE EFFECT OF USING MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE STRATEGY ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING NARRATIVE TEXTS Sitepu, Roy Batman
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This study was conducted to find out the effect of using multiple intelligence strategy on students’ achievement in writing narrative texts. The population was the students of grade XI SMA SWASTA KATOLIK 2 Kabanjahe. There were 142 students and 60 of them were taken as the sample based on random sampling technique. Thirty students were taken as control group and others as experimental group (taught by using MI strategy). The instrument used to collect the data was a written test. The data were analyzed by using t-test to show the effect of MI Strategy on students’ achievement in writing narrative text. The results of the analysis showed that t-value 2.73 was higher than t-table 1.67 at the level of significance 0.05 and the degree of freedom (df) 58. It means that the alternative hypothesis is accepted. In other words, it is obvious that MI Strategy can cause significant effect on students’ achievement in writing narrative text.   Key Words: Multiple Intelligence, Writing, Narrative Texts
IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION THROUGH DIRECTED READING THINKING ACTIVITY Barus, Ricky Drimarcha
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This study aims at improving students’ reading comprehension through Directed Reading Thinking Activity. The objective of this study is to find out whether students’ reading comprehension achievement improved if they are taught by using Directed Reading Thinking Activity. In this study, classroom action research is conducted. The sample is one class of the second year students of SMA Katolik 1 Kabanjahe. The total number of the students is 40 students. The data are acquired from tests, observation sheet and questionnaire sheet. The students’ score mean is improved in every test. The mean of the second cycle (73.35) is higher than that in the first cycle (59.38) and in the pre-test (43.28). The observation sheet and questionnaire sheet show that the students’ reading comprehension achievement is improved. These findings indicate that applying Directed Reading Thinking Activity improved students’ reading comprehension. Key Words: Directed Reading Thinking Activity, reading comprehension
IMPROVING STUDENTS’ SPEAKING ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH PUBLIC SPEAKING TASKS Sari, Puspita
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This study deals with improving students’ speaking achievement through public speaking tasks. This study was conducted by using classroom action research. The subject of the research was class XI AP2 SMK BM Taman Siswa Lubuk Pakam consisted of 32 students.  The research was conducted in two cycles and every cycle consisted of four meetings. The instruments for collecting data were oral test for quantitative data and diary notes and interview for qualitative data. Based on the oral test scores, students’ score kept improving in every test. In the orientation test, the mean score was 55.9, in the first competence test, the mean score was 64.4 and in the second competence test, the mean score was 73. The improvement also can be seen from the percentage of the students’ speaking achievement, in the orientation test only 3.13% (one student) got 65 points. In the first competence test 65.63% (twenty one students) got 65 %. It means there was an improvement about 62.5%. In the second competence test 93.75% (thirty students) got 65 points. The improvement was 31.25%. It can be concluded that public speaking tasks could improve students’ speaking achievement.   Key Words: Speaking, Achievement, Public Speaking, Tasks  
IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN SPEAKING THROUGH PAIRED STORYTELLING TECHNIQUE Siambaton, Prame Kardo
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This study attempted to improve students’ achievement through Paired Storytelling Technique. This study was conducted by using Classroom Action Research. The subject of the research was class XI IA 1 SMA Katolik Sibolga which consisted of 42 students, but in calculating the score, only 23 students were taken. The research was conducted in two cycles, cycle I consisted of four meetings and cycle II consisted of two meetings. The instruments for collecting data were quantitative data (speaking test) and qualitative data (diary notes, observation sheet and interview sheet). Based on speaking test’ scores, most of students’ score in accent, grammar, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension kept improving in every test. Based on diary notes, observation sheet, questionnaire and interview, it was found that students were interested in applying Pair Storytelling Technique because it helped the students in improving their speaking achievement. The result of the research showed that Paired Storytelling can improve students’ speaking achievement. Key Words: Improving, Achievement, Speaking, Paired, Storytelling
Improving Students’ Achievement In Writing Analytical Exposition Paragraph Through Debate Technique Sianturi, Olanda Theresia
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The objective of this research is to find out the effectiveness of the implemantation of debate technique in order to improve students’ achievement in writing analytical exposition paragraph. The study was conducted by using class room action research. The subject of this study was the second year students of SMA Santo Thomas 4 Binjai consisting of 25 students. The study was implemented in two cycles and each cycle consisted of three meetings. The instruments of data collection were writing test and social judgement (diary notes, observation sheets, questionnaire, and interview). The research result in that 1) the implementation of debate technique is effective to improve students’ achievement in writing analytical exposition paragraph which is in writing test result, students’ scores kept improving in every test that In orientation the mean score was 28,8, in the test of cycle I 51,8 and in the test of second cycle was 65. It means there is a significant improvement toward the before, after, during several times of the aplication, 2) students’ perception on debate technique is good and positive, 3) and the teaching – learning process run well That students were active and enthusiastic in writing.   Key Word: Debate, Analytical Exposition, Improving  
IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN READING COMPREHENSION BY USING KNOW-WANT-LEARN (KWL) CHART TECHNIQUE Nasution, Novita Husna
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This study focuses on the process of improving students’ achievement in reading comprehension by using KWL Chart Technique. The objective was to discover the significant improvement of students’ achievement in reading comprehension when the students were taught by using KWL Chart Technique. The subjects of the study were the second grade students of SMP Negeri 29 Medan. There were thirty four students. They were taught by using KWL Chart Technique. The instruments for the data collection were reading assessment, questionnaire sheet, and observation sheet. The techniques of the data analysis applied were quantitative and qualitative. In analyzing the data, the students were three reading tests namely orientation test, test I, and test II. The mean of students’ core for the orientation test was 38.59, test I was 59.32, and test II was 77.76. The total percentage of students who passed the passing grade significantly improved, in the orientation test it was 3.12%, in test I it was 23.53%, and in test II it was 88.24%. It was found that the application of KWL Chart Technique significantly improved the students’ achievement in reading comprehension.   Key Words: Know-Want-Learn (KWL), reading comprehension
THE EFFECT OF GUIDED READING STRATEGY ON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION Sitompul, Juni Triana
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This study aims at investigating the effect of Guided Reading Strategy on Junior High School Student Reading Comprehension. The population of this study was the students of SMP Swasta Kristen Immanuel on Jl. Slamet Riyadi No. 1 Medan, fifty eight students from the population was taken as the samples of the research. The sample was divided into two groups. The first group (29 students) as the experimental group, while the rest (29 students) as the control group. The experimental group was taught by using guided reading strategy . The instrument of collecting the data was multiple choice tests. To obtain the reliability of the test, the writer used the Kuder Richardson Formula (KR-21). The result of the study showed that the reliability of the test was 0.733. The data were analyzed by using t-test formula, the analysis showed that the score of the student in the experimental group was significantly higher than that of students in the level of control group at the level of significance 0,05 with the degree of freedom (df)56 the t-observed is 5.33  while the t-table is 1.671.therefore the null hyphothesis (Ho) is rejected and the hyphothesis alternative (Ha) is accept   Key Words: Guided, Reading Strategy, Reading Comprehension  
IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING REPORT TEXT THROUGH SEMANTIC MAPPING TECHNIQUE Octaria, Ivana
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This study deals with improving students’ achievement in writing report text through semantic mapping technique. This study was conducted by using classroom action research. The subject of the research was class VIII-2 SMP Swasta UPMI which consisted of 30 students. The research was conducted in two cycles; first cycle consist of four meetings and seond cycle consists of two meetings. The data have been collecting by using quantitative and qualitative data. The analysis showed that the improvement of students’ achievement in writing report text based on two cycles, namely the mean of cycle I is = 64,66, and the mean of cycle II is = 74, 3. It means that the implication teaching writing through semantic mapping technique can improve students’ achievement in writing report text. Key words : Semantic Mapping Technique, Writing, Report Text
IMPROVING STUDENTS’ READING COMPREHENSION THROUGH TWO STAY – TWO STRAY LEARNING MODEL Harahap, Fitrah Alhaz
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This study deals with improving students’ reading comprehension through Two Stay – Two Stray Leaning Model. This study was conducted by using classroom action research. The subject of the research was class XI-IPA SMA GAJAH MADA Medan which consisted of 28 students. The research was conducted in two cycles and every cycle consisted of four meetings and two meetings. The instruments for collecting data were quantitative data (multiple choice test) and qualitative data (diary notes, observation sheet, questionnaire sheet, and interview). In second competence test 14 % (four students) got 70 points. It means there was an improvement for 14 %. In next competence test 86 % (24 students) got 70 points. The improvement was 72 %. It can be concluded that Two Stay – Two Stray Learning Model could improve students’ reading comprehension.

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