Riza Fadzli, Suparno Suparno, Gunarso Susilohadi


This research aims to: (1) identifying whether Blogs improve the writing skill of eighth grade students of SMP N 10 Surakarta, and (2) describing the students’ motivation when Blogs are implemented in the writing class of the eighth grade of SMP N 10 Surakarta. The method used in this research is a collaborative action research. The research was conducted in two cycles. The problems faced by the students include the difficulty in exploring idea, using correct spelling, grammar,vocabulary, capitalizations, and arranging their writing in coherent paragraph. The research data were collected by using observation, questionnaire, interviews, field notes, photographs, and tests. The qualitative data were analyzed through assembling the data, coding, comparing, building interpretations, and reporting the outcomes. The quantitative data were analyzed by comparing the mean scores of the pre-test and the post-tests. The mean score had the improvement from pretest to the post-test 2. In the pretest, the students got 58.89, while in the post test 1 they got 69.50 and in the post test 2 they got 74.17.


blogs; writing; recount text; motivation

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