The Use of Google Drive to Improve Student’s Essay Writing Skill, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Pancasakti University of Tegal

Nur Aflahatun, Yoga Prihatin

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Writing an essay requires skill in word choice and good grammar usage. Language, including that in writing, reflects author’s mindset. Therefore, new innovation is necessary in learning model, one of which is made by applying Google Drive based learning media. This experimental research employs true-experimental design with two-group design type (experimental group and control group) and takes 48 fourth-semester English Education students of the academic year 2017/2018 of the Faculty of Teachers Training and Education, Pancasakti University, Tegal as its samples, divided into 2 (two) groups: experiment group with 24 students and control group with 24 students. The research employs t-test for effectiveness test as its data analysis technique. The research results show that the usage of Google Drive based learning model effectively improves students’ essay writing skill. There is significant difference between both groups, that after treatment, the group of students with Google Drive based learning media have better achievement than students with conventional method. The Google Drive based learning media may be applied to academic writing learning process, particularly essay, however, its practice requires intensive interaction between students and lecturer. It is suggested for similar researches to involve larger number of samples

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Essay writing, Google Drive

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