THE EFFECT OF KWL STRATEGY ON STUDENT’S WRITING SKILL AT SMAN 5 TANJUNGPINANG
This study aims to determine the effect of using the KWL (Know, Want to know and Learned) strategy on students’ writing skill at SMAN 5 Tanjungpinang. A pre-experimental design was used as the design of the study with one group of eleventh grade of SMAN 5 Tanjungpinang with 21 students as the sample of the research. A pre-test was administered at the beginning of the study and was followed by an introduction and understanding of the use of the KWL strategy in the process of students’ writing personal letters as the treatment. A post-test was also administered at the end of the study. The pre and post test score then were analyzed by using SPSS 22 to find the mean score between the two scores. Then a paired sample t-test was also run to answer the research hypothesis. The statistical test analysis used on this research showed that KWL strategy is an effective strategy used to improve students' writing skills, especially to be applied to students at Tanjungpinang in this 2021, this is indicated by a significant difference in the mean scores between the mean score of pre and post-test, from 80.476 to 86.095. Thus, it answers the research hypothesis that the implementation of the KWL (Know, Want to know and Learned) strategy on students at SMAN 5 Tanjungpinang had a significant effect in improving students' writing skills.