STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN WRITING CAUSE AND EFFECT SENTENCE AT TWELFTH GRADE OF CULINARY ART, SMKN 2 PARIAMAN
Keywords:cause, effect, grammar, vocabulary, and mechanics
The purpose of this research was to describe the students’ ability in writing cause and effect sentence at Grade XII of Culinary Art, SMKN 2 Pariaman. The descriptive method was used as the design of this research. The researcher used a total sampling technique and the sample was 29 students. The instrument for collecting the data in this research was a writing test of cause and effect. The result of the analysis showed that the test was reliable. It was supported by the fact that the coefficient correlation was 0.98. It was categorized as having a very high correlation. Then the test was valid in terms of content because it had covered the material that students had learned. Generally, all of the twelfth grade students have been able to write cause and effect sentence. 20.68% of students got good, 55.17% of students got moderate and 36.84% of students got low. In applying grammar 17.24 % of students got good, 44.82% of students got moderate, and 37.93% of students got low. In using vocabulary 17.24 % of students got good, 65.51% of students got moderate, 17.24% of students got low. In mechanics 6.89% of students got very good, 58.62% of students got good, 27.58% of students got moderate, and 6.89% of students got low.
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