STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILL OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT: AN ANALYSIS AT SEVENTH GRADE OF SMP NEGERI 1 TANJUNGPINANG
This study aimed to analyze students' writing skill in mastering descriptive writing. This research was an analysis research. There were some aspect must be explained to know the students’ writing skill. According to Jacobs (1981) the aspect focuses on content, organization, vocabulary, language use, and mechanics. Besides, based on Harris (1974) the scores were classified in accordance with the level proficiency. The population of this research was the VII students of SMP Negeri 1 Tanjungpinang, and the sample was the VII.2 students, totaling 40 students. The sample was taken purposively. In this research, the sample was given an essay test to analyze the students' skills in writing descriptive texts. The results of the students' skill in writing descriptive texts were at a moderate level. It can be seen from the mean score of the students which is 59.75.