Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Page: 244-251
The Use of Pictures Story in Improving Students’ Ability to Write Narrative Composition
Andi Asrifan, English Education Department, the institute of teachers training and education of Muhammadiyah Rappang, Sidenreng Rappang Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Received: Jun. 1, 2015;       Accepted: Jun. 6, 2015;       Published: Jun. 25, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150304.18      View  10336      Downloads  167
The objective of the research was to find out whether or not the use of pictures story can improve the students’ writing ability in terms of content, organization, vocabulary, language use, and mechanics to narrative composition. This research employed Quasi-experimental method that applied experimental and control class. The population was the first year students (X) of SMA Negeri 3 Parepare in 2013/2014 academic years. Total number of population was 192 students. In sampling process, the researcher used random sampling because the researcher considered that the populations were heterogenic members. In addition, the numbers of students in first year of SMA Negeri 3 Parepare were too large. This sample of this research took I.E as experimental class with 38 students and I.D as control class with 40 students. The result of this research showed that the experimental group got the mean score (75.80) while the control group got mean score (68.03). This showed that there was significant difference between the students who were taught by using Pictures Story and those who were taught without Pictures Story. The result of the t-test value (2.63) was greater than t-table (alpha two-tailed = 0.05: 72 = 2.000). This means that H1 was accepted. The study concluded that teaching writing by using Pictures Story increased the students’ ability to write narrative composition at SMA Negeri 3 Parepare.
Pictures Story, Writing Skill, Narrative Composition
To cite this article
Andi Asrifan, The Use of Pictures Story in Improving Students’ Ability to Write Narrative Composition, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 244-251. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150304.18
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