Talking Chips to Improve Students' Speaking Skill in Descriptive Text
Keywords:talking chips technique, speaking skill, descriptive text
The objective of this study is to find out whether using talking chips technique is effective to improve the studentsâ€™ speaking skill or not. The population of this study is the Eighth Grade Students of SMP N 2 Bumiayu Brebes Regency in the academic year 2015/2016. This is an experimental study with randomly selected pre and post-test group. There are 64 students as the objects of the study which are divided into control class and experimental class. Class VIII B is chosen as the experimental class consisted of 32 students and class VIII D as control class consisted of 32 students. In collecting the data, the writer uses pre and post-test with quantitative method to analyze the data. The data are analyzed by using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) 16 program. The study finds the Independent Samples Test between control and experimental classâ€™ score; the sigâ€™s score is 0.816 (more than 0.05) and the score from t-test and Equal Variance Assumed is 0,002 (less than 0.05). It means that both of classes has same variant but has different achievement. It can be seen from comparing the means of both classes; the mean of the experimental class is 61.375 which are higher than the control class, 54.298. Meanwhile, the result of the mean of post-test of experimental class is 61.375 which are higher than the pre-test, 54.298. For that reason, it could be concluded that talking chips technique is effective to improve the studentsâ€™ speaking skill in descriptive text on the Eighth Grade students of SMP N 2 Bumiayu in the academic year 2015/2016.