Board race to boost students’ vocabulary mastery

Fitri Palupi Kusumawati

Abstract


Vocabulary is one of the English components that should be taught by the learners because it has the main role in all languages. To understand English words and their meanings the learners must also know how the words work together in a good sentence. It can be concluded that in teaching vocabulary not only give the meaning of the word but also teach how the word works in the sentence. The objectives of this research are to know whether there is the significant and positive influence of using board race towards students’ vocabulary mastery at Civil Engineering study program at Muhammadiyah University of Metro academic year 2017/2018. The kind of this research is quasi-experimental design. The researcher took 2 classes in the first semester and the number of the students are 31 as the experiment class and 31 are included as control class which is taken by using simple random sampling. In collecting the data, the researcher uses pre-test and post-test. In analyzing the data, the researcher uses a non-parametric formula. After analyzing the result of data by using non-parametric formula, the researcher gets the result of tcount is 3,09 and ttable 2,00 (on criterion 1) and 2,69 (on criterion 2). It means that tcount > ttable, then the criterion of tcount is Ha is accepted if tcount > ttable. So, there is significant influence of using board race game towards students’ vocabulary mastery at Civil Engineering Students in Muhammadiyah University of Metro academic year 2017/2018.


Keywords


Board Race; Vocabulary; Influence; quasi experimental design

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