The effect of Think Pair Share towards writing ability and learning motivation of the Islamic high school students

Mirna Wati, M. Zaini Miftah

Abstract


The study was aimed at measuring the effect of Think Pair Share (TPS) technique towards the students’ ability and their learning motivation in writing descriptive text at the Islamic high school (Madrasah Aliyah) Darul Ulum Palangka Raya. Quasi-experimental research design with pre-test and post-test was applied in this study. The population of the study was 72 students of the class X-IPS, X-IPA, and X-Religion, and the sample of this research was 47 students of the class X-IPS and X-IPA. The data were collected by using the writing test and questionnaire. It was used One –Way ANOVA to analyze the data and applied dependent Sample Post-test calculation to test the hypotheses. The findings shows that there is significant difference among groups after doing the treatment with F value is higher than F table (8.65>3.55). It was found that the teaching of writing using TPS technique was more effective than those without TPS technique with the significant value lower than alpha (0.01 lower < 0.05); the teaching of writing using TPS was more effective on student’s learning motivation than those without TPS technique; and there was significant different effect of using TPS technique towards writing ability and learning motivation (0.00<0.05). It means that the TPS technique gives a significant effect on the students’ ability and their learning motivation in writing descriptive text.


Keywords


effect; Think Pair Share (TPS); writing ability; writing learning motivation; descriptive text

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