The Writing Skill of 3th Grade Students of Sibulue Subdistrict Junior High School of Bone Regency

Rukayah Rukayah

Abstract


This article aims: (1) to describe the level of writing knowledge of students based on objective test which includes: the elaboration of the content of writing, the paragraph arrangement, the use of effective sentences, the use of vocabulary, the use of spelling and punctuation marks, (2) to describe the level of writing skill of students based on subjective test which includes: the elaboration of the content of writing, the paragraph arrangement, the use of effective sentences, the use of vocabulary, the use of spelling and punctuation marks, and (3) to reveal the correlation between the writing knowledge based on objective test and the writing skill based on the subjective test. The research population is the 675 3th grade students of Sibulue subdistrict Junior High School. The number of sample is 135 students, with using cluster sampling technique. The data are collected by using two types of test, that is, objective and subjective test and analyzed by using the statistical technique of quantitative descriptive and inferential with previously conducting normality test. The result of this research shows that the writing knowledge of the students of Sibulue subdistrict Junior High School is very low according to 85% of success percentage and the average score acquired by the students. As for the average score through objective test in five components of the writing knowledge only reaches 52.02 and the success percentage reaches 36.23%. The average score of the subjective test in five components of the writing skill only reaches 50.38 with the success percentage of 47.40%. The analysis result of the correlation shows that there is a positive correlation which is significant between the writing knowledge based on objective test and the writing skill based on subjective test: correlation coefficient = 0.23 (low correlation). The research concludes that the writing skill of the 3th grade students of Sibulue subdistrict Junior High School both in objective and subjective test does not reach yet the writing skill target as expected in sufficient category of 85%.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v6i2.5550

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