IMPROVING THE STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN WRITING REPORT GENRE THROUGH MIND MAPPING AT SMP NEGERI 17 PALEMBANG

Erna Novalinda

Abstract


This research was conducted to improve the IX-5 grade students’ ability in writing report genre
by using mind-mapping strategy. The population of this research were the IX-5 students of
SMP Negeri 17 Palembang. The total samples were 43 students. In taking the data, the
researcher used classical approach which was taking in three ways, observation, questionnaire
and test. In doing the observation data the researcher was helped by two English teachers to
know the students’ improvement from cycle to cycle. The result of the research showed that
there is good impact to the students’ achievement and ability in writing report genre through
mind-mapping technique. In conclusion, mind-mapping technique is a suitable strategy to
improve the students’ ability in writing report genre.


Keywords


Mind-mapping, teaching writing, genre, report genre.

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