Revising and editing writing assignments
This study was conducted based on the fact that writing is the most difficult skill for students to master. Students face difficulties in learning writing. They are not sure of how to arrange sentences into good paragraphs, how to develop their ideas, they have lack of vocabulary and tend to use only certain words they have known in writing. Teachers also consider that teaching writing is a difficult task. They also apply incorrect grammar in their writing. This final project is about teaching writing news item texts by using peer editing to the tenth grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Purworejo in the academic year of 2010/2011. The objectives of this study are to find out what difficulties students of SMA Negeri 1 Purworejo have in applying the peer editing in writing news item texts and how well peer editing gives contribution to students in writing news item texts. This study is action research conducted in two cycles. Each cycle consisted of 4 steps. They were planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The data in this study were collected through the use of test in form of writing test, and non-test instruments in form questionnaire and teaching journal. Data analysis was done by using quantitative and qualitative description. The subjects of this study were tenth grade students of X.1 SMA Negeri 1 Purworejo in the second semester of the academic year 2010/2011. Based on the data analysis from each activity, it could be seen that the result of the students’ progress during the teaching writing news item texts by using peer editing was good. The average of the students’ result in the pre-test was 61.058, in the first cycle test was 70.838, and in the post-test was 79.122. The non-test analysis showed that most of the students were interested in the learning activities by using peer editing in writing news item texts and they were able to apply this technique well. The result of the research showed that peer editing gives contribution to the improvement of students’ ability in writing news item texts. With such finding, it is suggested that peer editing is used as an alternative way in teaching writing news item text.
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Mode of Instruction
In this course, the instructor guides students through the writing process by exploring the basic components of various styles of writing. Students apply the principles of writing and editing in writing exercises, assignments and readings. The instructor also helps students to identify their own grammar weaknesses and to select and apply self-editing strategies to master these weaknesses. The instructor may use the following teaching modes:
* question and answer techniques
* classroom discussion
* pair/group work
* project work
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Peer Editing: While students and teachers often encourage the idea of peer editing in writing classrooms, the student is exposed normally to a limited audience. Here the student benefits from the skills of the entire class or classes. Students are also aware of the criteria for the assignment. Their comments suggest that they are using this criterion as part of their evaluation. This is evidence of learning, as well as application of the learning in a real situation.