INTERACTION: Jurnal Pendidikan Bahasa <p>Interaction Journal is a journal at English Education Department of Universitas Pendidikan Muhammadiyah Sorong.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>P-ISSN 2406-9558</strong></p> <p><strong>E-ISSN 2406-9566</strong></p> en-US (Nurteteng) (Rizqi Claudia Wardani, M.Pd.) Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 The Students’ Ability on Comparison Degree in Irregular Form <p>The study is designed to investigate the students’ ability in using comparison degree on learning English especially in using irregular forms. To look their understanding about this matery the writer used method design descriptive design. Comparison degree was a compare between noun, people, and animal. Comparison degree has three type that was positive degree, comparative degree, and superlative degree. In taked the data of this study, the writer especially in taked data of comparative degree and superlative degree but just irregular forms. The sampling of data, the writer choose the students of the first grade at Madrasah Aliyah Muhammadiyah Aimas of number 20 person. The writer used written test as tools to take the data that was multiple-choise of number eighteen comparative degree and seventeen to superlative degree. Before doing research, the writer explains about comparison degree in irregular forms to the students and then the writer given tast about comparative degree in irregular forms to the students. First step done the author was giving material of paper to students about comparison degree in irregular form and both steps given the students exercise about matery had given as multiple-chooise. After that, exercise correct and analyze. By this test given by the author getting the data for her research. From 12 students of first grade at Madrasah Aliyah Muhammadiyah Aimas got score, to comparative degree in worse = 69%, better = 62%, farther = 85%, less = 69%, more = 96%, elder = 7,7%. Commonly, their ability can be seen based on the score of test, in which they got their mean of score of test was 47%. The writer can explain that the students of the first grade at Madrasah Aliyah Muhammadiyah Aimas yet understand about comparative degree, their ability was still including in bad category, and superlative degree specifically on worst = 65%, best = 50%, farthest = 23%, least = 8%, most&nbsp;&nbsp; = 31%, Eldest = 89%. In overall, can be seen their mean score of superlative degree = 32%. It means that their ability in superlative degree was very bad. By this result, the writer found that the students understanding on superlative degree was still very minus.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Siti Nur Fatimah ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:56:00 +0000 The Student’s Ability in Using Punctuation and Capitalization through Performing Habit of Writing Diary <p>In this study, the writer chose the students ability in using punctuation and capitalization through performing habit of writing diary at the second grade of SMP GUPPI Salawati. For that reason the writer wants to investigate and doing research in the library. The formulation of problem in this research are How is the students competence in apply writing mechanism, and what is the effect of performing habit of writing diary to increase students&nbsp; skill in writing mechanism. The methodology of this study is experimental study.&nbsp; it is means that its need statistic approach to explore the material. There are some of technique of collecting data such as&nbsp; the researcher after developing the test as the instrument of the research, asked the sample (students) to complete the text with punctuation, After they handed their works the writer checked the punctuation they had applied in the given text, and the writer analyze the comments or the mistake they made based on the theory. The result of this study is the writer found that teaching writing mechanism by performing habit of writing diary better than without performing habit of writing diary. It means that the students are more interest to write with writing diary and without writing diary.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Siti Nurhayati ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:00:02 +0000 Students Error Analysis In Using Past Continuous Tense <p>The purpose of this study was to analyze the students’ error in using past continues tense. The specific objectives were to analyze kinds of error made by the students, to analyze the dominant kind of the students’ error and further more to found out their probably causes. In analyzing data, the writer were giving test to the students to measure the students’ results of their ability and analyze their cases in their study on using past continues tense. The writer took points in every student works, counted it and analyzed. This study were using quantitative descriptive research, in which include counted on analyzed and present the result of study by described on concluding it. The data took from the population of the second grade of SMP Muhammadiyah Aimas were include two class and the writer took the sample from12 (twelve) students from one class. The students of this study had been studied the theory of past continues tense before it. First step in collecting data the writer gave explanation related the theory of past continues tense to follow up the students’ memories in understanding, share the worksheet then explaining the instruction of the test before gave the test. By the observation to the students’ result test, she found four kinds of the students’ error with the frequency: error in addition= 53 (25, 24%), error in omission= 60 (28, 57%), error in miss-formation = 57(27, 14%), and error in miss-ordering = 40 (19, 05%) and the most dominant error was error in omission = 60 (28, 57%). The causes of error were classified based on the theory by John Norris (carelessness, first language interference, and translation), analyzed on the students’ results test.</p> sri Marwati ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:04:45 +0000 Exploring Students’ Ability in Using Preposition “By” and “With” <p>In this study, the writer wants to know how well the students’ ability of second grade at SMP Muhammadiyah Aimas in understanding preposition “by” and “with”. Why the writer took this problem because the prepositions are important classes of function word in English. The population of this study are the second grade (A are 24 students and B are 25 students) of SMP Muhammadiyah Aimas. The total number of the students are 49 students. the writer chose probability sampling to get samples. Because, SMP Muhammadiyah only has two class of second grade (2A and 2B). Based on information from the English teacher there, the class both have same ability in learning English.The writer gives tests to the students without a treatment. Because, the writer want to know the real students’ ability in understanding its.The writer gave fifty (50) items for the test. The kind of instrument is fill the blanks. And the writer used percentage form&nbsp; &nbsp;x 100% to analysed the data.&nbsp; From twenty-four (24) students the writer got result of students’ ability in using preposition “by” = 16.2%, students’ ability in using preposition “with” = 11.6%, and calculated in overall their ability was 56% on preposition “by” and “with” included in bad category.</p> wiwik priyanti ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:08:10 +0000 Improving Students Ability in Using Preposition of Place Through Video as Media <p>In learning English, grammar is one of significant components to mediate the system of written symbol that cannot be avoided. Tenses, preposition, to be, and articles are some aspect of grammar. Preposition is one of the important things in grammar aspects. The formulation of problem in this research is “Can video as media develop student’s ability in using preposition of place?”. The research design in this research is quasi experimental design. The sample of this research is students in SMK TUNAS RAJAWALI and the writer taken all students the tenth grade is 26 students. The first step of this research the writer gave pretest to measure the student abilities before doing treatment. Second give treatment the teacher usually starts the lesson by greeting the students and checking the attendance list. It is support by the result of the using this method that the teacher always greets the student when they start the lesson. The activities during the teaching and learning process the classroom. Then the teacher showing the video about preposition of place to the student’s,&nbsp; the teacher ask the student’s to watch the video about the material preposition of place, the teacher ask the students to repeat each the sentences of preposition, after that&nbsp; the teacher ask the students to understand the kinds of preposition of place. The last is the teacher asking the student’s feeling about teaching and learning process of preposition of place by using video. By using t - test formulation the writer gets 16.158 and the t-table value with 0.05 with df 25 is 1.7081. It means that t-test value is higher than t-table. In other word it can be said that the alternative hypothesis (Ha) is accepted and null hypothesis (Ho) is rejected. &nbsp;It means that the student’s ability before gave video as media is low and the student’s ability after teach using video as media technique is improve, so the video as media is effective for the tenth-grade students of SMK TUNAS RAJAWALI.</p> Yuni Rahayuningsih ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:11:08 +0000