Fostering Students’ Writing Ability through Project Based Learning Approach

Any Eka Nur Hidayati, Utami Widiati


Abstract: This study aims to investigate the improvement of writing ability by employing project based learning strategy. It involved 32 students of tenth grade Design Communication Visual department in SMKN 1 Banyuwangi. The students were asked to write descriptive text by describing an innovative product design. The essay was analysed to measure the students’ improvement in writing ability. The research design of this study is a Classroom Action Research (CAR). The result revealed that the implementation of Project based learning significantly improved the students writing ability of descriptive text and it also proven improving aspects of writing; organization, content,  vocabulary, and grammar.
Key Words: project-based learning, writing skill, descriptive text

Abstrak: Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk meneliti peningkatan kemampuan menulis dengan menggunakan strategi project based learning. Penelitian melibatkan 32 siswa kelas sepuluh jurusan Desain Komunikasi Visual di SMKN 1 Banyuwangi. Siswa diminta untuk menulis teks deskriptif dengan mendiskripsikan desain inovatif. Karangan dianalisis untuk mengukur peningkatan kemampuan menulisnya. Desain penelitian ini adalah Penelitian Tindakan Kelas (PTK). Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa pene-rapan project based learning secara signifikan meningkatkan kemampuan menulis teks deskriptif sis-wa dan juga terbukti meningkatkan aspek penulisan; organisasi, konten, kosa kata, dan tata bahasa.
Kata kunci: pembelajaran berbasis proyek, keterampilan menulis, teks deskriptif


project-based learning; writing skill; descriptive text

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