The Effect of Using Clustering in Teaching Descriptive Text Writing to the Seventh graders at SMP 3 PSKD Jakarta


Abstract The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of using clustering in teaching descriptive text writing skill to the seventh graders at SMP 3 PSKD Jakarta. It involved two groups: control and experimental. This implemented in different techniques; conventional method and clustering technique. The conventional method was implemented in the control class; while the clustering technique was implemented in the experimental class. Based on the findings, it was concluded that students need a technique to build students’ interested in writing. However, it should not be the only technique used to improve students’ writing skill.   Keywords: Experimental research, clustering technique, descriptive text writing