Learning writing description paragraph based on mind mapping
This study was aimed to describe (1) instruction in writing a descriptive paragraph using mind mapping model to the seventh-grade students of SMP Negeri 2 Singaraja and (2) the ability of the seventh-grade students of SMP Negeri 2 Singaraja in writing a descriptive paragraph using mind mapping. This study used descriptive qualitative design. The subjects of this study were teachers and the seventh-grade students of SMP Negeri 2 Singaraja. The object was descriptive paragraph instruction using mind mapping. This study used an observation method and test to collect the data. The data gathered were analyzed using qualitative descriptive and quantitative descriptive analysis methods. The results showed that (1) the implementation of the instruction in writing a descriptive paragraph using mind mapping model by the teachers has closely followed the existing theory. (2) the ability of the seventh-grade students of SMP Negeri 2 Singaraja in writing a descriptive paragraph using mind mapping fell into good category. The score obtained was 76.41. Although the score obtained has fallen into category good, it seems that the teachers’ performance needs to be improved by giving more intensive practices, both in writing mind mapping and in developing it into a paragraph to produce a maximum result.
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