THE USE OF PADLET APPLICATION (PA) TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ WRITING ABILITY
An Experimental Research
This research aimed to know the students writing ability after applied Padlet Application on class 11th grade students of MAN 1 Makassar. The research problems of this research do the students writing ability to improve using Padlet application and does the students' interest in learning English using Padlet application. The method of this research was the pre-experiment design that consisted of pretest, treatment and posttest. The aimed of this research was to analyse whether or not used of Padlet Application improved the students’ writing skill and to investigate whether or not the user of Padlet Application made students’ interest in learning English. The researcher used two kinds of the test were writing a test to measure the improvement of students’ writing skill in terms of content and organisation and using a questionnaire to gauge the interest of students using Padlet application. This questionnaire consisted of five positive statements and five negative statements. Based on the data analysis, it found that the improvement of students’ writing skill in terms of content was 54.70 became 82.35, with the t-test value of content was more significant than t-table (16.58>2.11). While the improvement of students’ writing skill in terms of organisation shows the result was 57.05 became 87.05 with the t-test value of organisation was more significant than t-table (34.98>2.11). Based on the outcome of questionnaire data, it shows that the percentage entirely positive and negative statements was 79.11 % as good categorised. It means, the result of writing the test and questionnaire data proved that Padlet Application was useful and applicable to improve and interest students’ writing skill at the eleventh grade of MAN 1 Makassar
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