THE USE OF FACEBOOK IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (ELT) TO INCREASE STUDENTS’ ABILITY TO WRITE RECOUNT TEXT
A Pre-Experimental Research
This research aimed to find out whether the use of Facebook Group as a medium effective to increase students’ ability in writing recount text of the second-grade students of MTs Aisyiyah Sungguminasa. This research used Pre-Experimental Research. The subject of the study was the second-grade students with the sample of this research 25 students from class VIII C, and it used the Purposive Sampling Technique. The researcher gave the recount text to measure the students writing recount text. All of the students were provided pre-test before using Facebook Group as a medium, and after they got the treatment, the researcher gave the post-test to the students. The result of this research showed that the writing recount text of the second-grade students of MTs Aisyiyah Sungguminasa before taught by using Facebook Group was poorly categorised. The mean score of pre-test was 61,04 and meant a score of post-test was 85,48. It means that the mean score of post-test was more significant than the mean score of a pre-test. Then the improvement of the students’ writing ability was 40%. Then the calculating the t-test value for recount text was 12,87 and t-table for recount text was 2.064. It means that the t-test was more significant than t-table. The alternative hypothesis (H1) was accepted, and the null hypothesis (H0) was rejected. Based on the research findings, it could be concluded, that applying Facebook Group as a medium had significant to increase students’ ability at the second grade of MTs Aisyiyah Sungguminasa.
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