The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of clustering technique on students’ writing ability of descriptive text for the 10th grade students of SMK PGRI 4 Kediri in academic year 2018/2019. The method used in this study was a quantitative method and the design of this research was pre-experimental research by using one group pre-test post-test study. Based on the result of written test, the mean score of the class was increased. The finding of this study showed that there was a significant impact of clustering technique on students’ descriptive writing ability. It was proved after the data were analyzed by Paired Samples t-Test using SPSS software, it was obtained that Sig. (2-tailed) score was 0,000 smaller than 0.05. Therefore, it can be seen that p < a; (0,000 < 0.05) which mean H0 was rejected and Ha was accepted. It was concluded that the result of this study was a significant impact of clustering technique on students’ writing descriptive ability. By using clustering technique, it guided the students how to describe the characteristics of an object. Using clustering technique can create interesting and enjoyable learning activity. It means clustering technique was effective to improve the students’ writing ability of descriptive text.
Key words: writing ability, clustering technique, descriptive text
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