The Effectiveness of Tourism Brochure in Teaching Writing Descriptive Text
Keywords:effectiveness, tourism brochure, writing, descriptive text
The objective of this study was to find out whether using Tourism Brochure was effective for teaching writing in descriptive text or not. The population of this study was the eighth grade students of SMP N 2 Tonjong, Brebes Regency in the academic year 2015/2016. The number of the subjects was 252 students. The samples of the study were class VIII A as experimental class which consisted of 36 students and class VIII B as control class which consisted of 36 students. The design of this study was an experimental study. The writer used tests that consisted of pre-test and post-test in collecting the data and used quantitative method to analyze the data. The data were analyzed by using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) 16 program. After the data had been collected by using tests, it was found that in Independent Samples Test between experimental class and control class got score sig was 0.240 (more than 0.05) and the score from t-test and Equal Variance Assumed was 0.021 (less than 0.05). It means that both of classes had same variant but had different achievement. It can be seen from comparing the means both of the classes; it was found that the mean of experimental class was 78.67 which were higher than control class 75.31. Then the result of the mean of post-test of experimental class was 78.67 which were higher than pre-test 64.83. For that reason, it could be concluded that tourism brochure was effective for teaching writing in descriptive text on the eighth grade students of SMP N 2 Tonjong second semester in the academic year 2015/2016).