USING JIGSAW TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE THE WRITING ABILITY OF THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS OF MTs AL-ISLAM NGANJUK

Muhammad Lukman Syafii

Abstract


Writing as one of language skills plays significant roles in the teaching English as a foreign
language. Since the teacher still uses the conventional way to teach writing, students’ ability in the
writing seems still unsatisfactory yet. So, teacher should explore and develop new strategies to
encourage them to be productive in the task of writing in order that they can apply those strategies
in constructing their improvements in writing independently and autonomously. This research is
designed to improve their writing narrative text in English through Jigsaw technique. The
objective of the research is to apply and adapt Jigsaw technique to improve their writing a
narrative text. The method applied in this research was a classroom action research. The finding
showed that Jigsaw technique was successful in improving their writing a narrative text. The
improvement could be seen from the increase of their average writing scores. Besides, the finding
showed that Jigsaw technique was effective in enhancing their participation, especially in
motivating them in writing narrative text


Keywords


Writing Ability, Jigsaw technique

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