IMPROVING STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILL THROUGH MOZAIK ACTIVITY TO THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS OF SMPN 2 PEUSANGAN
This research was conducted to answer the research problem; Mozaik Activity is applied improve the students’ writing skill. The research was designed in classroom action research which conducted in two cycles by following the procedure of action research consisting of four steps; planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. Each cycle was carried out in three meeting. The subject of the research was the first year students class I/I of SMP N 2 Peusangan. The research instruments used in this research were test, observation checklist and questionnaire. The obtained data were presented and analyzed in qualitative and quantitative data. The result of this research showed that Mozaik Activity could improve the students’ skill in learning writing. It could be proved by some research finding found by the researcher. The first result found from the test given to the students. The students’ average score of the test in cycle 1 was 50 and it increased to 75 in cycle 2. The second result was obtained from the observation of the researcher’s performance and students’ activities. The percentage of the researcher’s performance in the first cycle was 75% or in level good. While, in the second cycle it increased to 88% or in level very good. Next, the percentages of the students’ activities was 55% or in level enough in the first cycle and it increased to be 75% or in level good in the second cycle. The other finding got from the result of questionnaire. It showed that the students gave positive responses toward the implementing Mozaik Activity in learning writing. It could be seen by the result of the questionnaire was 4.00 or in category strongly agree. It means that the students’ response was very good.
Key words: writing, mozaik activity