# THE USING OF THINK PAIR SHARE (TPS) METHOD IN IMPROVING THE STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILLS TO THE ELEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMA NEGERI 1 ANGKOLA TIMUR IN 2016 - 2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

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### Abstract

This research is conducted by the writer in order to find out whether the Using of Think Pair Share (TPS) Method is good to be applied in improving the Students’ Writing Skills to the Eleventh Grade Students of SMA Negeri 1 Angkola Timur in 2016-2017 Academic Year or not.

The numbers of population in this research are the eleventh grade students, consist of 141 stu-dents. While the sample is used by the writer is the students of XI3 class consist of 29 students.The method of research is Class Action Research (CAR) and as the instrument for colleting the needed data, the writer used the questionnaires for variable X and for variable Y used the test that is fill the blank. After collecting the needed data, the next step which is done by the writer is to calculating the mean score of the students’ writing skills in each cycles by using the Anas Sudijono’s formula. Then he calculates the student percentage who has passed the Minimal Completeness Criteria (KKM). After that, the writer identifies the students’ improvement in writing before and after using Think Pair share (TPS) Method. The final step is the testing of hypothesis that made before by using two steps of statistical analysis. The first one is Cor-relation Product Moment Pearson (rxy). From the result of data shows the mean score of students’ writing skills before they taught by Think Pair Share (TPS) Method are still in low category (66.27). After using Think Pair Share (TPS) Method, the students’ writing skills are improved to capable category. This result can be seen from the students’ mean scores, those are 71.89 and 76.7. The improvement total of students’ writing skills in the last cycle (cycle 2) is 16.8%, it means that the Think Pair Share (TPS) method is good to be applied to improve the students’ writing skills. The total studentts percentage that succeeded pass the Minimal Completeness Criteria (KKM) in writing skills are 82.76% (24 students) and hanya 17.44% (5 students) only that did not pass it. Through this analysis from the collected data, it has been found the correlation value or the influence between the variables is 0.71. Then the value of partial test which is done by the writer is 5.23. By comparing the value of thit to value of ttabl, it can be known that the value can be categorized into high category. It means that the using of Think Pair Share (TPS) Method is good to be applied to improve the students’ writing skills to

the eleventh grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Angkola Timur in 2016-2017 academic year. And

the hypothesis of this research is acceptable.