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THE USE OF SINGLE SLOT SUBSTITUTION DRILLS TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE MASTERING SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE FOR THE SEVENTH GRADE OF SMP N 2 TUNTANG IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013
Tahun 2013
Penulis Teguh Evendi Yusup
Pembimbing Hanung Triyoko, S.S., M.Hum.,M.Ed.
Subyek PENDIDIKAN BAHASA INGGRIS
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Key Words: single slot substitution drill, simple present tense, action research. Observations show that the teacher still uses a conventional technique in teaching simple present tense to the seventh grade students of SMP N 2 Tuntang. The students find some difficulties in learning this tense. Therefore, this study investigates the use of single slot substitution drills as a technique in teaching simple present tense. The objectives of this study were to find out to what extent single slot substitution drills contributed to the development of the mastery in simple present tense of the seventh grade students of SMP N 2 Tuntang in the academic year of 2013 and to find out to what extent single slot substitution drills contributed to the development of the positive attitude in learning simple present tense of the seventh grade students of SMP Negeri 2 Tuntang in the academic year of 2013. This study was a classroom action research which was conducted in two cycles. The data in this study were collected through the use of test in the form of multiple choice items and non-test instruments in the form of first and second questionnaire. Data analysis was done by using quantitative and qualitative description. The research findings showed that there was a significant difference in the students‘ achievement in simple present tense before and after using single slot substitution drill technique. The average score in the pre-test was 48.88, in cycle 1 was 70.05, in cycle two was 77.29, and in the post-test was 82.52. It proved that the result of the post-test was better than the standard score of KTSP (2006) that was 65. The results of the questionnaire showed that students‘ positive attitude in learning simple present tense got increased. The result of the research shows that single slot substitution drill technique gives contribution in developing students‘ mastery and students‘ positive attitude towards simple present tense. Therefore, it is suggested that teachers should use single slot substitution drills as an alternative technique in teaching simple present tense.