The Effectiveness of Using "Make a Match" Technique in Improving the Students' Writing Skill in Descriptive Text
Keywords:effectiveness, make a match technique, writing, descriptive text
The objective of this true experimental study was to find out whether â€œmake a matchâ€ technique is effective to improve the studentsâ€™ writing skill in descriptive text or not. The population was the eighth grade students of SMP Maâ€™arif NU 02 Paguyangan, Brebes regency in the academic year 2015/2016. The samples were class VIII A as experimental class consisting of 30 students and class VIII B as control class consisting of 30 students. The writer used statistic formula and used SPSS 16.0 Program to analyze the data collected from pre-test and post-test. The pre-test mean of experimental class was 66.33 and control class was 68.33. Meanwhile, the post-test mean of the experimental class was 74.33 and control class was 73.17. The score sig was 0.810 (more than 0.05) and the score from Equal Variance Assumed (Sig 2-tailed) was 0.046 (less than 0.05). It meant that both of classes have same variant but have difference achievement. Besides, the mean of experimental class was higher than control class (74.33 > 73.17). It could be concluded that â€œmake a matchâ€ technique was effective to improve the studentsâ€™ writing skill in descriptive text.