Reni Mustika Sari THE COMPARISON OF USING THINK PAIR SHARE (TPS) AND NOTE TAKING PAIRS TECHNIQUES TOWARD STUDENTS’ WRITING ABILITY IN TERM OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AT TENTH GRADE OF SMA MUHAMMADIYAH 1 METRO ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014

The objective of this research is to identify whether there is a significant different about using Think Pair Share and Note Taking Pairs techniques toward students’ writing ability in term of descriptive text at tenth grade of SMA Muhammadiyah 1 Metro academic year 2013/2014.  There are four hypothesis in this research, those are; (1) The student’s score of using Think Pair Share technique is high seen by the result of the post test, (2) The student’s score of using Note Taking Pairs technique is high seen by the result of the post test, (3) The student’s score of students’ writing ability in term of descriptive text high far seen by the result of the post test, (4) The student’s result of the comparison of using Think Pair Share and Note Taking Pairs techniques toward student’s writing ability in term of descriptive text is high seen by the result of the post test. The subjects of the research were the tenth grade. The population of this research was the students at tenth grade of SMA Muhammadiyah 1 Metro. The researcher took two classes. The first class is X3 as the experimental class. The second class is X4 as control class. The samples of subjects were 40 students. The method of investigation is held through quantitative research. The design in this research is True Experimental design. In this experiment, the researcher applies Pre-Test Post-Test Control Group Design. The researcher uses cluster stratified random sampling as technique sampling. By comparing the result of students’ writing ability in term of descriptive text by using Think Pair Share and Note taking Pairs techniques, the researcher finds that the students’ writing ability in term of descriptive text who are treated by Think Pair Share technique more showing the significant result than who treated by Note Taking Pairs technique. It means that the teacher should use Think Pair Share technique in the teaching learning process in developing students’ writing ability in term of descriptive text. 


Think Pair Share (TPS), Note Taking Pairs, Writing Ability, Descriptive Text.

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