DOUBLE BUBBLE MAP: THE ATTEMPT TO ENHANCE THE STUDENTSí SKILL IN WRITING A COMPARISON AND CONTRAST PARAGRAPH

  • Anak Agung Putri Maharani
Keywords: comparison and contrast paragraph writing, double bubble map, response

Abstract

This study was designed as a classroom action research (henceforward, CAR). There were 32 students (consisted of 19 women and 13 men) who were the group of IIC class in English Education Study Program (hereafter, EESP) involved, and experienced problems in comparison and contrast paragraph writing. It was proven by the average score in the pre-test which showed a figure of 60.6. To overcome the problems, double bubble map as one of graphic organizes was applied. Thus, the purposes of this study were to improve the students writing skill and to investigate their responses towards the application of double bubble map. There were two cycles implemented, and the instruments used to collect the data were performance test, analytic scoring rubric, and questionnaire. The data were analyzed by means of descriptive statistical analysis. The first finding was the writing skill of the students could be improved by the use of double bubble map. It was supported by the average score in cycle 1 which showed a figure of 67.5, and it was increased to be 74.8 in cycle 2. The second finding was the students gave response positively to the implementation of double bubble map.

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