Using Comic Strips: Building Students’ Writing Viewed from Intelligence (An Experimental Study of the Seventh Grade Students of MTsNTanjungtani, Prambon, Nganjuk in the Academic Year of 2014/2015)

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Puput Zuli Ekorini - S891308030 - Pascasarjana

This research was primarily aimed at deciphering: (1) whether comic strips is more effective than picture series in teaching writing to the seventh grade students of MTsN Tanjungtani, Prambon, Nganjuk in the academic year of 2014/2015; (2) whether the seventh grade students of MTsN Tanjungtani, Prambon, Nganjuk in the academic year of 2014/2015 with high level of intelligence have better writing skill than those with low level of intelligence; and (3) whether there is an interaction between media and students’ intelligence in teaching writing for the seventh grade students of MTsN Tanjungtani Prambon, Nganjuk in the academic year of 2014/2015.
The research was conducted at MTsN Tanjungtani, Prambon, Nganjuk, East Java started in April 2014 to May 2015. The research method was experimental method. The subjects of the research were the seventh grade students. There were two classes taken in this research, one as the experimental class and the another one as the control class. Each class consisted of 30 students. The experimental class was taught using comic strips and the constrol class was taught using picture series. The data were obtained by conducting a test after providing eigth meetings as the treatment for each class. The researcher analyzed the data using ANOVA and Tukey test.
Based on the data analysis, the research findings are: (1) The comic strips are more effective thank picture series to teach writing for th eseventh grade students of junior high school; (2) The writing skill of the students having high intelligence is better than those who have low intelligence; and (3) There is no interaction between teaching media and intelligence.
The result of this research implies that: (1) The use of comic strips can encourage the teacher to develop their creativity to improve the quality of teaching and learning process in using the various kinds of teaching media; (2) The students have to be more active in teaching learning process in order to improve their writing skill; and (3) the future researcher can develop some dimension which have not been developed in this research.
Keywords: Experimental research; Comic Strips; Picture Series; Intelligence