Improving Students’ Writing Skill Using Numbered Heads Together Technique With Picture Series

Gagas Rambu Pamungkas, Suparno Suparno, Ellisa Indriyani Putri Handayani


This research was conducted to improve the students’ writing skill at the tenth grade of SMAN 1 Sukoharjo in the academic year 2015/2016.The method used in this research is a classroom action research which the in two cycles. The research data were collected using the qualitative and quantitative technique. The qualitative technique consisted of observation, field notes, interview, document analysis, and documentation. Meanwhile, the quantitative technique used tests. The qualitative data the through data collection, data reduction, data display, and drawing a conclusion. The quantitative data were analyzed by comparing the mean score of the pre-test and the post-test. The findings of the research showed that (1) NHT technique with picture series could be implemented to teach writing skill; (2) there were some improvements in the class situation of writing class. As seen in the students’ responses toward teacher’s explanation during teaching learning activity, students enjoy the way teacher delivers materials with picture series as the teaching media, and students tend to be active; (3) the students’ writing score was improved from 60.7 in pre-test to 71.9 in the first post-test and to 79.5 in the second post-test.


writing skill; Numbered Heads Together (NHT) technique; picture series media; action research

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