IMPROVING COLLEGE STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILLS BY USING PICTURE BOOKS

Rahayu, Sri Yayu (2010) IMPROVING COLLEGE STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILLS BY USING PICTURE BOOKS. S2 thesis, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.

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Abstract

This study which focused on improving college students writing skills by using picture books was conducted in one selected university in kabupaten Bandung, Bale Bandung University at English language study program. This study attempted to answer the following questions: 1) How do the students respond toward the use of the picture books as a visual aid in writing narrative text? 2) How do the students develop their writing abilities as shown in the text produced by the students over the program? In this study, a qualitative case study methodology was used to gather data from the perspectives of the participants involved. This study employed the following techniques to collect data in this study: 1) classroom observation 2) interview 3) students’ writing sample. The students’ respond toward the use of picture book from the teaching program and the interview shows that the students respond positively towards the teaching and learning process using picture books. However, despite the success, from the interview, the students also mentioned that they found difficulty due to their limited vocabulary during attending the program. Therefore, the weakness in this study hopefully can be covered by further research. The researcher found that the use of picture books is significant to improve students’ ability in English writing, especially in writing narrative texts. Students in this study found some benefits of using the picture books. These benefits include the enhancement of enjoyment of the writing process, promotion of creative writing and thinking skills, improving students’ speaking ability as well as fostering the cooperative learning.

Item Type: Skripsi Tesis Atau Disertasi (S2)
Additional Information: T ING RAH i-2010
Uncontrolled Keywords: Writing Skills
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Sekolah Pasca Sarjana > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris S-2
Depositing User: Mr. Tri Agung
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 07:33
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 07:33
URI: http://repository.upi.edu/id/eprint/8564

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