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TRAVEL WRITING; AN APPLICATION OF WRITING WORKSHOP TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ CREATIVE WRITING Farida, Alief Noor; Margawati, Prayudias
Language Circle: Journal of Language and Literature Vol 9, No 1 (2014): October 2014
Publisher : Faculty of Languages ​​and Arts, State University of Semarang

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Writing is often assumed as uneasy skill to either learn or teach. For students, they find it difficult to develop ideas in writing. On the other hand, teachers, many of them, only ready with the materials but confuse with the appropriate ways to teach. This paper intends to describe and discuss a method of teaching writing namely writing workshop to improve students’ writing skill through travel writing. Writing workshop proposed by Calkins that consists of mini lesson, work time, peer conferring and/or response groups, share sessions, and publication celebration is applied in writing class for methodological purposes. In mini lesson, teacher offers something to the class that is meant to introduce a writing strategy done at the beginning of the workshop. During work time point, students start their new piece of writing. Teacher moves among students conferring with them while checking their works. Peer conferences or response groups provide a forum for students to talk about works in progress. When students work in group, one of them could arrange his/ her group needs during the work time. A share session may be varied, one possible way is each group shares their process of writing to other students. At the end of writing class, student writers come together to publish and/ or celebrate their final work. The publication could be in the form of portfolio, students’ diary, blog, or others. Travel writing genre is chosen as it could develop students’ creativity in describing/ narrating their own stories during, let say holiday or things they used to see on the way home weekly or monthly. Furthermore, travel writing as the product of creative writing teaches the readers of values, characteristics, and way of life. Last but not least, a professional writing teacher should set the writing workshop components in variety ways to achieve effective running-class.
STEPS IN THE MOVES OF KEYNOTE SPEECHES IN MOBILE PHONE LAUNCHING EVENTS AS POINTERS IN TEACHING PUBLIC SPEAKING Farida, Alief Noor
English Education Journal Vol 2 No 2 (2012)
Publisher : English Education Journal

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF LISTEN-READ-DISCUSS (LRD) AND GRAPHIC ORGANIZER COMBINATION TECHNIQUE TO TEACH READING COMPREHENSION OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT Maemun, Akhmad; Fitriati, Sri Wuli; Farida, Alief Noor
ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching Vol 7 No 2 (2018): ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching
Publisher : ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching

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This paper is to investigate the effectiveness of the combination technique of LRD(Listen-Read-Discuss) and graphic organizer in teaching reading comprehension. Iused quasi-experimental design in this research. The population of this study was theeighth year students of SMP Negeri 1 Dukuhwaru,Tegal in the academic year of2016/2017. Meanwhile, the sample consisted of 70 students from two classes. Thestudy was started by giving pre-test, treatments, and post-test to both groups. Theexperimental group (VIII D) was taught by LRD and graphic organizer combinationtechnique, while the control group (VIII F) was taught by using conventionalmethod. The data were obtained by giving a reading test to both groups. In addition,the questionnaire and observation were also conducted for the experimental groupto obtain more data. The result of the study indicated that the group taught by LRDand graphic organizer combination technique has better score in the test than thegroup taught by conventional method. In the pretest, the mean score of the controlgroup was 56.65 and the experimental group was 58.11. The mean of posttest ofexperimental group (82.05) was higher than control groups (70.11). Then, the t-testshowed that the tvalue (5.756) was higher than ttable (1.998). It can be concludedthat the working hypothesis is accepted. It means that there is a significant differenceof effectiveness and reading comprehension achievement in reading descriptive textof students who are taught by LRD and graphic organizer combination techniqueand those who are not taught by using that technique. Therefore, thatcombination technique is effective and convenient for students to improve theirachievement reading comprehension of descriptive text.
AN ANALYSIS OF TEXTUAL MEANING ON STUDENTS’ WRITING OF RECOUNT TEXTS Febriyana, Anggie; Sofwan, Ahmad; Farida, Alief Noor
ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching Vol 7 No 2 (2018): ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching
Publisher : ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching

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The topic of this study is the textual meaning on students‟ recount texts of the 4thsemester students of English Department, Semarang State University in theAcademic Year 2016/2017. The analyses intend to figure out what Thematicstructures are displayed and what Thematic progressions are employed in thestudents‟ recount texts. The approach used in this study is qualitative descriptivemethod, and some quantitative approaches to enhance the depth of results. Theunits of analysis of this study were clauses in the 4th semester students‟ recount textstaken from Genre-Based Writing course. The results of the Thematic structuresanalysis show that unmarked topical Theme is the most frequently used rather thanthe marked one. Modal adjunct is the only constituent of interpersonal Theme thatis found to show the writer‟s judgment. Moreover, structural and conjunctiveadjunct are used in relating the clause to its context or another clause. In addition,there only one continuative found in the text to signal a new move is made. Thestudy also shows that the students used re-iteration (constant) to make the text keepfocused. Then, zigzag pattern is commonly used in relative clauses which replacesubject. While multiple (split) pattern is used to introduce a number of differentpieces of information which is made as Theme in subsequent clauses.
THE INFLUENCES OF TONGUE TWISTER IN TEACHING PRONUNCIATION OF ASPIRATED SOUND [ph] Kholisoh, Anik; Farida, Alief Noor
ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching Vol 7 No 2 (2018): ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching
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Speaking English for Indonesian students needs more than an effort to master asthey cannot produce intelligibly pronunciation. Besides, their mother tongueinterferes them when there is different sound production between Indonesian andEnglish; hence, they have difficulty in pronouncing aspirated sound that does notexist in Indonesian. This study aims to find out how Indonesian students pronounceaspirated sound [ph] and the influences of tongue twister to teach pronunciation ofaspirated sound [ph]. This research uses pre-test post-test quasi-experimental design.The data were collected from the result of pronunciation tests of seventh graders ofSMP Negeri 12 Magelang in academic year 2016/2017. The findings showed thatstudents mispronounced [ph] into /p/ as what they had in Indonesian. After beingtaught with tongue twister, the mean score of experiment group increased from13.28 to 50.16. There was significant difference of the ability between students whowere taught pronunciation using tongue twister and those who were not. The t-testresult was 0.000 sig 5%; it means there was different ability between control andexperiment group after receiving the treatment. Based on the result, the researcherconcluded that tongue twister helps Indonesian students to improve theirpronunciation of aspirated sound [ph].
The Use of Flashcards and Numbered Heads Together Technique to Improve Students' Vocabulary Knowledge Aji, Rudi Wibowo; Farida, Alief Noor
ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching Vol 8 No 1 (2019): ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching
Publisher : ELT Forum: Journal of English Language Teaching

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This quasi experimental study aims to find out the effectiveness of the use of Flashcards collaborated with Numbered Heads Together Technique compared to the use of only Flashcards to improve seventh grade students of SMP Negeri 1 Tulis, Batang vocabulary knowledge. The data was obtained through pre-test and post-test. Conventional change score data analysis showed that the control group achieved better vocabulary knowledge improvement result with 3.42 compare to 2.66 improvement result of experimental group. Likewise, the data analysis using process-oriented change score by Frost (2014) also favour the control group with 22% improvement than the experimental group with 19% improvement. Thus, Flashcards is more effective than Flashcards collaborated with Numbered Heads Together Technique to improve students’ vocabulary knowledge. Keywords: flashcards; Numbered Heads Together; vocabulary knowledge; quasi experimental research  
Students’ Writing Quality: Its Coherence and Cohesion Farida, Alief Noor; Rosyidi, Mohamad Ikhwan
Language Circle: Journal of Language and Literature Vol 14, No 1 (2019): October 2019
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Semarang

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Students’ writing quality has become the focus of education research nowadays. A good quality writing should fulfil the requirements of coherence and cohesion. Coherence shows how the sentences in the text are arranged which usually follow certain structure, and cohesion shows how they are connected to each other. This study aims to investigate the students’ writing quality in both aspects. Using systemic functional linguistics approach, 10 students’ writing on recount text is analysed. The result of the study reveals how good the students on the fourth semester can write the text and what devices they use to establish the quality. The students can follow the generic structure of recount texts well. However, only 50% has reorientation. In addition, they employ different thematic progressions,
TRAVEL WRITING; AN APPLICATION OF WRITING WORKSHOP TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ CREATIVE WRITING Farida, Alief Noor; Margawati, Prayudias
Language Circle: Journal of Language and Literature Vol 9, No 1 (2014): October 2014
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Semarang

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.15294/lc.v9i1.3216

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Writing is often assumed as uneasy skill to either learn or teach. For students, they find it difficult to develop ideas in writing. On the other hand, teachers, many of them, only ready with the materials but confuse with the appropriate ways to teach. This paper intends to describe and discuss a method of teaching writing namely writing workshop to improve students’ writing skill through travel writing. Writing workshop proposed by Calkins that consists of mini lesson, work time, peer conferring and/or response groups, share sessions, and publication celebration is applied in writing class for methodological purposes. In mini lesson, teacher offers something to the class that is meant to introduce a writing strategy done at the beginning of the workshop. During work time point, students start their new piece of writing. Teacher moves among students conferring with them while checking their works. Peer conferences or response groups provide a forum for students to talk about works in progress. When students work in group, one of them could arrange his/ her group needs during the work time. A share session may be varied, one possible way is each group shares their process of writing to other students. At the end of writing class, student writers come together to publish and/ or celebrate their final work. The publication could be in the form of portfolio, students’ diary, blog, or others. Travel writing genre is chosen as it could develop students’ creativity in describing/ narrating their own stories during, let say holiday or things they used to see on the way home weekly or monthly. Furthermore, travel writing as the product of creative writing teaches the readers of values, characteristics, and way of life. Last but not least, a professional writing teacher should set the writing workshop components in variety ways to achieve effective running-class.
Ipteks bagi Remaja Karang Taruna RT 10 RW 03 Kelurahan Kalipancur Kecamatan Ngaliyan Kota Semarang untuk Meningkatkan Kecakapan Menyimak dalam Bahasa Inggris Rosyidi, Mohamad Ikhwan; Farida, Alief Noor
Varia Humanika Vol 1 No 2 (2020)
Publisher : Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni, Universitas Negeri Semarang

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This community service aims at improving youth community’s (Karang Taruna) English proficiency in RT 10 RW 03 Kelurahan Kalipancur, Kecamatan Ngaliyan, Kota Semarang by giving training of English listening comprehension equal to TOEFL® (Test of English as Foreign Language). It is done in order to make them able to communicate in English fluently in their daily life, instead of developing other forms of creativity. Method applied was workshop and communicative practice with English listening skill. Model of the service was direct face-to-face meeting between the service teams and the participant. Result shows that the participants present their English listening proficiency in form of evaluation. The evaluation presents that their listening proficiency has increased. Through this program, the participants gain knowledge and skill for fluent communication on listening spoken English and fill their days with their creativity and innovation on idea presentation.
PENINGKATAN KOMPETENSI GURU DALAM SPEAKING ENGLISH FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES UNTUK PENGAJARAN BILINGUAL DI SD ISLAM AL AZHAR 29 BSB SEMARANG Fitriati, Sri Wuli; Farida, Alief Noor
Rekayasa : Jurnal Penerapan Teknologi dan Pembelajaran Vol 16, No 2 (2018): Desember 2018
Publisher : Universitas Negeri Semarang

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Memperkuat Sejak tahun 2016, SD Islam Al Azhar 29 BSB Semarang merintis pengajaran bilingual (yaitu, pengajaran dalam dua bahasa, Bahasa Indonesia dan Bahasa Inggris) untuk mata pelajaran Matematika dan IPA. Tantangan utama program ini adalah kompetensi guru dalam berbahasa Inggris. Oleh karena itu, dibutuhkan pelatihan peningkatan kemampuan guru berbahasa Inggris, khususnya Speaking English for Instructional Purposes. Pelatihan yang bertujuan untuk mempersiapkan penyelenggaraan kelas bilingual ini dilaksanakan dalam lima kali pertemuan. Setiap pertemuan berlangsung selama 2 – 2,5 jam. Teknik kegiatan meliputi: pronunciation drills, group and class discussions, modelling, penyusunan skenario pengajaran (teaching scenario), dan microteaching. Peserta selalu antusias dalam setiap kegiatan. Setiap sesi microteaching berakhir, dilakukan refleksi. Feedback dari peserta lain terhadap guru yang melakukan microteaching sangat supportif dan konstruktif. Pada akhir pelatihan, terdapat peningkatan kompetensi guru-guru peserta pelatihan dalam menggunakan ungkapan-ungkapan bahasa Inggris untuk tujuan pengajaran. Mereka tampak lebih percaya diri dan lebih lancar berkomunikasi dalam bahasa Inggris. Pihak sekolah mengharapkan pelatihan berkelanjutan untuk menyukseskan program pengajaran bilingual di sekolah.