Project-based Learning and Library Access towards Writing Achievement of the Students

Sri Endah Kusmartini

Abstract


Writing skill is one of the language skills that should be mastered by the students of English department. It is believed that Project-based learning in writing class encourages the students to work autonomously and responsibly in producing the manuscripts. It is also believed that library access has a central role in the success of gaining the goal. Therefore, the paper aims at exploring the influence of Project-based Learning and Library Access towards Writing Achievement of the Students. The objectives of this current research were to investigate the correlation between Project-based Learning and Writing Achievement of the Students; the correlation between Library Access and Writing Achievement of the Students; the correlation between Project-based Learning and Library Access; and the inffluence of Project-based Learning and Library Access towards Writing Achievement of the Students. The instruments used in this research were the measure of Project-based Learning and the measure of Library Access. The scores of writing used to illustrate the writing achievement of the students were taken from the archive of English Department Sriwijaya State Polytechnic. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Multiple Regressions were used to examine the hypotheses. The results showed that there was a significant correlation between Project-based Learning and Writing Achievement of the Students; there was a significant correlation between Library Access and writing achievement of the students; there was a significant correlation between Project-based Learning and Library Access; Project-based Learning and Library Access influenced writing achievement of the students significantly. Therefore, it is suggested to continue Project-based Learning in writing class and provide better library access to the students so that the writing achievement can be developed.

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Project-based Learning, Library Access, Writing Achievement of the Students

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.7n.4p.63

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