THE PROCESS APPROACH TO IMPROVE STUDENTS’ WRITING ABILITY IN ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT UNIVERSITY OF PGRI ADI BUANA SURABAYA
JEMBATAN MERAH || Jurnal Pengajaran Bahasa dan Sastra Volume 13 || Juni 2016 || ISSN: 1907-1779 Penulis : Salim Nabhan
In English as Foreign Language (EFL) classroom, writing is considered as a challenging subject. Therefore, an effective and appropriate method in teaching writing is needed to improve students’ writing skill. The researcher is interested in applying the process writing approach to teach writing especially in teaching descriptive paragraph. This research was aimed at investigating the implementation of the process writing approach in teaching writing to know it’s impact to the improvement of students’ writing skill. The researcher followed the quantitative method. Quasi experimental design was applied in the research. The research subject involved the students of English Education Department, University of PGRI Adi Buana Surabaya, Indonesia. Participants were control and experimental groups. The research procedures were giving the writing test as a pretest to control and experimental group, applying the process writing approach to experimental group, and giving post-test to both groups. The data obtained were analysed by using t-test. As the result of statistical analysis, the researcher found that process writing approach had a significant impact to the improvement of students’ writing skill.