## THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING TUMBLR BLOG FOR TEACHING WRITING DESCRIPTIVE TEXT

Kategori | : | TA | Tugas Akhir |

Sub Kategori | : | KS | Skripsi |

Bidang Utama | : | KS01 | Bidang Pendidikan |

Bidang Keilmuan | : | KS0105 | Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris |

Kontributor | : | RIFKI HANDAYANI |

Tanggal Posting | : | 31 Maret 2016 |

Tahun Dokumen | : | 2015 |

The objective of this research is to find out whether or not Tumblr Blog is effective for teaching writing descriptive text at 10th grade students of SMKN 1 Kota Serang. The researcher used quantitative method by applying true experimental design. The population of this research were the tenth grade students of SMKN 1 Kota Serang which consist of seven majors of study. The researcher took 40 students in experimental class and 40 students in control class as samples by using cluster sampling. The experimental class in this research is X Multimedia 1 and the control class is X Multimedia 2. The researcher used the test as the research instrument, the test consist of pre-test and post-test, and the technique of the test is written test. Moreover, the researcher used content validity to know the validity of the test, and inter rater realiability of instrument. Then, after collecting the data, the researcher analyzed them by using T-test. The result of the research showed that Tumblr Blog gave a significant effect on students’ writing descriptive text in experimental class. It can be seen from the result of Ttest calculation. The result of T-test told that Tcount is 4.98 while the Ttable is 1.68. This calculation used the significance of 0.05 to determine the value of T-table. So, Tcount > Ttable (4.98 > 1.68). It means that alternative hypothesis (Ha) is accepted, and null hypothesis (Ho) is rejected. So, the use of Tumblr Blog for teaching writing descriptive text at the 10th grade students of SMKN 1 Kota Serang is effective.

**Keyword**: Web-Blog, Tumblr, Writing, Descriptive Text.

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