==> The Explora Vol. 2 No. 1 (March 2016)

The  Explora  Journal

Journal of  English  Language  Teaching (ELT) and Linguistics

OPEN JOURNAL SYSTEMS       ISSN : 2442-9384  Print - ISSN: 2460-3244 online


Volume 2, number 1,  March  2016


The Explora Journal of English  Language  Teaching  (ELT) Linguistics  (EJELTL) is  double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by English Department, Magister of Education – Graduate School of  Nommensen HKBP University – Medan – Indonesia  . The journal focuses on the following topics: English language Teaching , applied English linguistics, theoretical English linguistics, Sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, comparative linguistics, computational linguistics, and discourse analysis. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field. JLL carries original and full-length articles that reflect the latest research and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of  ELT and Linguistics.

The journal is published in both print and online versions. The online version is free access and download.

e-Version  is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.
We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version  in two week's time after the final draft completed.

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The Explora Volume  2  no 1 March 2016

SSN : 2442-9384  Print - ISSN: 2460-3244 online

MPBI –  Pasca Sarjana UHN - Medan

 

CONTENTS

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Improving Writing Descriptive Paragraph by Using Mind Mapping Technique and Brainstorming Technique at SMK Methodist 8 Medan                                                                                                         

Elfrida Br. Silalahi

2

A Study on the Students’ achievement in Translating English Reading Texts by the Second Year Students of  SMP YP Amal Luhur Medan                                                                                                          

Freddy Nababan

3

Teaching Vocabulary by Using Picture Media at The First Year  Students  of  Senior High  School Advent 2 Pematangsiantar                                                                                                          

Lumbanraja Lemar

4

The Causing Factors Of Greed In Shakespeare’s King Lear                                                                          

Oktavia Panggabean

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Improving Students’ Vocabulary Achievement Through Advertisement Media At The First Grade Student Of SMA Negeri 9 Medan

Marudut Tua Simanullang

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Developing ESP Teaching Materials for Students of Informatics                                                                   

Muhammad Zein  Lubis

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Improving Writing Descriptive Paragraph by Using Mind Mapping Technique and Brainstorming Technique at SMK Methodist 8 Medan

Elfrida Br. Silalahi

elfridaslalahi@gmail.com

 

Abstract

This study concerns with the improving writing descriptive paragraph by using mind mapping technique and brainstorming technique. The objective of this study is to discover whether the use of mind mapping technique could significantly improve students’ ability in writing descriptive paragraph. With support from the theory by Buzan in mind mapping technique, and in Brainstorming technique Ibrian. This study was conducted by applying Classroom Action Research which was carried out in two cycles in eight every classes meetings. The subject of this study was the X.RPL students and X.TKJ of SMK METHODIST 8 MEDAN which consisted of 47 students. The quantitative data were collected by giving descriptive writing tests and calculating the mean of students’ scores. Based on the writing test score by using mind mapping technique and Brainstorming technique. Students’ score kept improving in every test. The mean of the students’ score in X.RPL by using Main mapping technique the second cycle (80. 55) was higher than the first cycle (74.95) and orientation test (69.65). The mean of the students score  in X.TKJ by using brainstorming technique the second cycle score (77.96) was higher than the first cycle (71.00) and orientation test (64.03). The students were more active and more enthusiastic during the teaching learning process in the second cycle than the first one. The result of the research showed that the use of mind mapping technique and brainstorming technique significantly improved students’ ability in writing descriptive paragraph.

Keywords : Descriptive Paragraph,Mind Mapping Technique and Brainstorming technique.

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Reading Texts by the Second Year Students of  SMP YP Amal Luhur Medan

Freddy Nababan

humusornbbn@gmail.com


Abstract

This research concerns with the discussion of translation from English text into Bahasa Indonesia. The  research question is ‘How is the achievement of the second year students of SMP YP Amal Luhur Medan in translating English text into Bahasa Indonesia?’ The objective of this research is to identify  the achievement in translating English text into Bahasa Indonesia. Therefore, this study is carried out to know the students’ ability in translation. The data were collected by using test of English translation. The methods used in this research are library and descriptive methods. The population of this research was the achievement of the second year students of SMP YP Amal Luhur. The respondents consisted of 80 students. However, for the sample of the research only 40 respondents were taken by using random sampling. After analyzing the data, it was found that the result of translating text, with the average scores or Mean is 55.9 and the standard deviation is 5.517 with the KR-21 is 0.87, is good. It is concluded that the second year students of SMP YP Amal Luhur Medan have the stage of ‘good’ in using translation and suggested that the teacher of English should give a lot of homework concerning with translation at home.

Keywords : translating reading text , partial translation, full translation

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Teaching Vocabulary by Using Picture Media at The First Year  Students  of  Senior High  School Advent 2 Pematangsiantar

Lumbanraja Lemar

lemarlumbanraja84@gmail.com


Abstract

The research is intended to find out whether  there is improvement of using  pictures Media in teaching vocabulary compared to teaching vocabulary without using picture. The problem of the study is as follow: “what is the effect of using pictures in teaching vocabulary on the vocabulary mastery achieved by the first grades of junior high school?. The analysis of the data has shown the first year students of  SMP Advent 2 Pematangsiantar can  improve their vocabulary by using pictures media. It can be said that there are advantages learning vocabulary by using pictures. The advantages are as follows:(1)The average of question that can be answered correctly is 34,6 questions or 35 question .It can be concluded that most of the questions can be answered well.,(2)The average percentage of true answers is 86,5%,it can be said that most of the questions are able be answered truly.,(3) Only a few questions which can not be answered well.,(4)The average percentage of the questions which are answered wrongly is 13,5%,only a few questions that are not able to be answered well.,(5)from the average result of the question almost students can answer the question It means that the pictures are enjoyable ,.(6) Pictures and problem-solving activities are generally used after the presentation ,in the practice part ,it creates the activity among the students, and the students will be creative and active and are not bored.,(7) because such communicative tasks can only handle after mastering well-picture, learners can put in to practice and internalize vocabulary, grammar and structure extensively. A game  and competition that are provided by using  picture enhance the motivation of the students to improve  students’ vocabulary.

Keywords : vocabulary by using teaching aid(picture),in writing skills.

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The Causing Factors Of Greed In Shakespeare’s King Lear

Oktavia Panggabean

panggabeanoktavia110@yahoo.com


Abstract

There are three divisions in literary works; they are poetry, prose and drama. The writer has chosen to analyze a drama written by William Shakespeare, King Lear. Though the plays were written in his age, the influences stand still nowadays. The characters built are very connected to what actually happens in the society. This  study is dealing with the causing factors of greed in Shakespeare’s King Learwhich can break the blood relationship among the fathers and the three daughters, among the three daughters, and the harmonious relationships among the husbands and the wives. There are many interesting topics can be discussed in this drama, but the writer focuses only on the causing factors of greed. The data are sentences which  spoken up by the characters along the play that is related to the need of the analysis. This means that the sentences which are going to be used as the data are the ones that show greed in the play. They are analysed based on the textual approach. After finishing the analysis, it is concluded that the play is full of greed and there are five causing factors of greed, namely early negative experience, misconceptions, fear, maladaptive strategy, and persona to hide in adulthood.

Keywords : The Causing Factors, Greed, Shakespeare’s King Lear.

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Improving Students’ Vocabulary Achievement Through Advertisement Media At The First Grade Student Of SMA Negeri 9 Medan

Marudut Tua Simanullang

Udut_manullang@yahoo.com

 

Abstract

The objective of this study is to improve students’ vocabulary achievement through advertisement media. It is done by applying the classroom action research. The instruments of collecting data are quantitative and qualitative method. Data for quantitative method is collected by using dictated vocabulary test and the qualitative method are the list observation sheet, questionnaire sheet and interview, which had been gathered in two cycles. Each cycle consisted of two meetings, and there is one meeting for pre-test, so totally there were five meetings in this research. This research was conducted by the Classroom Action Research method. The population of this research was the first year of students of Economic – FE- UHN  Medan academic year 2014/2015 that consists of 276 students. There are seven classes, they are class X-IPA 1 which consists of 40 students, class X-IPA 2 consists of 40 students and class X-IPA 3 consists of 39 students, class X-IPA 4 consists of 39 students, class X-IPA 5 consists of 40 students, class X-IPS 1 consists of 40 students and class X-IPS 2 consists of 38 students. There are 39 students which are taken as the sample. Having analyzed the data, the researcher found that the mean scores of students in pre-test is 54.74, in post-test cycle one 68.84 and in post-test cycle two is 94.10. And the percentage of students mastering in dictated vocabulary in pre-test 5.12%, in cycle one is 23.07%, and in the cycle two is 100%. It can be concluded that advertisement media effectively help students to improve their achievement in vocabulary. It is suggested that teacher of English should apply advertisement media as one of alternatives in teaching vocabulary.

Keywords : vocabulary achievement, advertisement media

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Developing ESP Teaching Materials for Students of Informatics

Muhammad Zein  Lubis

mhdzeinlubis@gmail.com

 

Abstract

This study deals with developing English for Special Purposes (ESP) teaching materials for students of Informatics department. The objective of this research is to  identify language skills and needed by the students of Informatics and to develop English teaching materials  for the students of Informatics department. This research conducted qualitative research. The data were obtained from questionaires and interviw. The data collected were were analyzed by applying qualitative content analysis method. The location of this research was STT Harapan Medan. The subject was students of Informatics department. The result of this research was the new English teaching  materials for students of Informatics department. The data analysis showed that students of Informatics needed reading and speaking in the teaching learning process. The English material was designed in six chapters for twelve meeting. The component used in developing teaching material are: topic, theme, orientation and evaluation.

Keywords : Developing, ESP Teaching Materil

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