• Ihsan Tanama Sitio Universitas Sumatera Utara



This study aims at examining and finding out the effect of applying Diary-Writing on EFL learners’ achievement in writing Recount text at grade nine of SMP Negeri 2 Siantar. The study was designed as a quantitative method with quasi-experimental design. Forty students of IX 5 and 4 were selected as the participants. The experimental class was treated using Diary-Writing while the control class was not treated using Diary-Writing. The data were gained from pretest, treatment and post-test. The pre-test was conducted in order to identify the students’ basic ability and value before giving treatment. Temporarily, the post-test was conducted in order to identify the learners’ achievement and significant effect after they were taught using Diary-Writing. The data shows that the difference or the improvement as the whole learners achieved in posttest from experimental to control class is 445 or 12,71 points of its average. The score of t-test (3,31) is higher than t-table (1,68) at the level of significance 5% of two tailed test. Hence, Null Hypothesis is deniable and Alternative Hypothesis is acceptable.


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