Improving a Student’s Writing Skill in Argumentative Text by Using Clustering Technique

Amanda Yanwar


The aim of this study was to find out the effect of using clustering technique toward an English Foreign Learner’s writing skill, especially in writing argumentative text. The study was conducted by using action research design because it used a technique to improve one of the EFL’s skills. Target of the study was an EFL majoring in Economics. Data collection would be included pre-test, post-test, observation checklist, fieldnotes, and interview. Data analysis used in this study were quantitative and qualitative analysis. Quantitative analysis would be used to analyze the student’s writing skill by using Oklahoma analytical scoring rubric, while qualitative analysis were used to indicate the success of the research. The researcher measured two indications: (1) the student was able to reach the standard score of ≥36 and (2) the implementation of clustering technique could improve the students’ writing skill.

Keywords: Argumentative Text, Clustering Technique, Writing Skill

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