THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PEER REVIEW TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS‟ ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING SKILL

  • Ribut Surjowati Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University
  • Bekti Wirawati Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya University

Abstract

he paper is aimed at describing the students‘ argumentative writing improvement in the EFL classroom after the implementation of Peer Review technique in writing class of the fourth semester students in FBS-UWKS. This research is classroom action research (CAR) and the fourth semester students of UWKS were the participats. There were 20 students in this class which consists of 7 boys and 13 girls. The data used in this research were students‘ difficulty and response to the learning process and students‘ writing score. From this information, the researchers could find that the treatment was successful or not. To collect the data, the researchers used some instruments, 1) observation sheet,2) problem sheets. There were two cycles implemented in this research. The first cycle showed that the learning process was not successful due to the students‘ lack of knowledge about essay organization, weak argumentation and low responses to the classroom activities which lead to their low score in their writing. In the second cycle the students‘writing score improve significantly from 50% tp 85%. In conclusion, Peer Review is a teaching technique which can help the students improve their writing skills

Published
2019-09-16