FLASHCARDS IN STUDENTS’ WRITING OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT : THE EFFECTIVENESS
This study aimed to know whether or not there was a significant effectiveness on student writing of descriptive text after being taught by using a flashcard. This research used One Group Pretest — Posttest Design. The population of this study was students of 8th grade of SMP N 16 Bintan with a sample of this research was 8.1 and 8.3 class. The instruments used in this study were writing tests. The data analysis that was done in this research was a normality test, homogeneity test, and hypothesis test. Based on the result of the analysis of the research, the T-test result, the P-value of the hypothesis test was 0,000 which meant that we rejected the H0 and accepted the Ha. The total of data pre-test and post-test in both classes was increased. Standard deviation also increased. Mean, Mode and median also increased too. The highest and lowest values were also increased. Which meant when teachers wanted to teach students to learn descriptive text, they could use flashcards. Therefore, the Flashcard is effectiveness as a medium in solving students’ problems in writing descriptive text.