THE EFFECT OF USING STAD TECHNIQUE ON THE SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS’ TENSE ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING SENTENCE AT SMPN 3 BALUNG IN THE 2011/2012 ACADEMIC YEAR
Abstract.Cooperative learning has been studied widely throughout the world as promising approach. In this chance, there is a crucial problem to solve dealing with the students’ tense achievement in writing sentence, particularly in foreign language context. This Research was intended to know the significant effect of STAD technique on the seventh grade students’ tense achievement in writing sentences at SMPN Balung.The research implementation of quasi experimental design by using nonequivalent-groups post-test only design has resulted effect of X on Y. The students who were treated by using STAD outperformed their counterparts inthe control class who were taught using lecturing method. This was likely due to the fact that the control class got the chance on cooperative learning ”the act of helping each other learning among students in which they promote each other’ssuccess” while their fellow counterparts did not. In concuision,the study shows that there is significant effect of using STAD technique on the seventh grade students’ tense achievement in writing sentence at SMPN Balung in the 2011/2012 academic year.
Key Words: STAD, positive interdependence, individual accountability, face-to-face interaction development of social skill and group evaluation.