Sunday, February 13, 2011

IMPROVING STUDENT’S ABILITY IN WRITING RECOUNT TEXT THROUGH SCHOOL BLOGGER

IMPROVING STUDENT’S ABILITY IN WRITING RECOUNT TEXT THROUGH SCHOOL
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IMPROVING STUDENT’S ABILITY IN WRITING RECOUNT TEXT THROUGH SCHOOL BLOGGER
Lecturer :h. Cunong.n suraja
BY
DEVI PEBRIANI
07211210253
6A
English Education Program
Faculty of Teacher Training and Education
Bogor Ibn Khaldun University
2010
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Introduction
As we know in learning English there are four skills, which are very important for English learner. They are speaking skill, writing skill, reading skill and listening skill. The fourth skills are very important, because they are basic of English learning. Because of that I consist to explain one of the skills, I will explain about writing skills. In writing we can write everything that we want, but must consider with the rule of grammatical function. For example writing a narrative text, through writing narrative text can improve vocabulary, grammar, creativity and man other benefits for learner. And the media of writing we can use everything such as blogger, facebook, e-book and many others media, using media our writing more creative and expressive. And this media can help teacher in teaching, and the students will be independent and creative. Because of that, I want to more explain about “Improving Student Ability in Writing Recount Text through School Blogger”. I hope this little paper can be useful for me and other people, and we can apply this material from now until whenever
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Theoretical Foundation
School Blogger
a. Definition of School Blogger
School blogger is one of media which is use in teaching learning English especially in improving student writing ability in recount text. Through blogger teaching learning will be easy than before. As a teacher we need this media, because through media the process of teaching learning more active and the student will be creative. This is why we need blogger? Because we can use blogs for everything from updating our friends and family about our life, giving our own advice column, discussing our political views, or relating our experience in a topic of interest. We can host blogs with multiple contributors, or we can run our own solo show. And then, we even use Blogger to make our own podcast feeds. Student can use media of blogger in write recount paragraph and this is helping student in improving their writing skill especially in improving student vocabulary, improving their creativity, imaginations and many other benefits for student.
A blog a contraction of the term "web log" is a type of website, usually maintained from an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
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Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (Art blog), photographs (photo blog), videos (Video blogging), music (MP3 blog), and audio (podcasting). Micro blogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts.
b. Types of Blogger
There are many different types of blogs, differing not only in the type of content, but also in the way that content is delivered or written.
a. Personal blogs
The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional, most common blog. Personal bloggers usually take pride in their blog posts, even if their blog is never read. Blogs often become more than a way to just communicate; they become a way to reflect on life, or works of art. Blogging can have a sentimental quality. Few personal blogs rise to fame and the mainstream, but some personal blogs quickly garner an extensive following. One type of personal blog, referred to as a micro blog, is extremely detailed and seeks to capture a moment in time. Some sites, such as Twitter, allow bloggers to share thoughts and feelings instantaneously with friends and family, and are much faster than emailing or writing.
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b. Corporate and organizational blogs
A blog can be private, as in most cases, or it can be for business purposes. Blogs used internally to enhance the communication and culture in a corporation or externally for marketing, branding or public relations purposes are called corporate blogs. Similar blogs for clubs and societies are called club blogs, group blogs, or by similar names; typical use is to inform members and other interested parties of club and member activities.
c. By genre
Some blogs focus on a particular subject, such as political blogs, travel blogs (also known as travelogs), house blogs, fashion blogs, project blogs, education blogs, niche blogs, classical music blogs, quizzing blogs and legal blogs (often referred to as a blawgs) or dream logs. Two common types of genre blogs are art blogs and music blogs. A blog featuring discussions especially about home and family is not uncommonly called a mom blog. While not a legitimate type of blog, one used for the sole purpose of spamming is known as a Splog.
d. By media type
A blog comprising videos is called a vlog, one comprising links is called a linklog, a site containing a portfolio of sketches is called a sketch blog or one comprising photos is called a photo blog. Blogs with shorter posts and mixed media types are called tumble logs. Blogs that are written on typewriters and then scanned are called typecast or typecast blogs; see typecasting (blogging). A rare type of blog hosted on the Gopher Protocol is known as a Phlog.
e. By device
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Blogs can also be defined by which type of device is used to compose it. A blog written by a mobile device like a mobile phone or PDA could be called a mob log. One early blog was Wearable Wireless Webcam, an online shared diary of a person's personal life combining text, video, and pictures transmitted live from a wearable computer and Eye Tap device to a web site. This practice of semi-automated blogging with live video together with text was referred to as surveillance. Such journals have been used as evidence in legal matters.
c. function of Blogger
Blogger usually use in writing something and post something for their needs or just make a story about anything. And now many school use blogger for their media in promotion of their school and for student needs in improving their creativity in writing what they want. School Blogger has important aspect that can help student in develop their ability in writing and explore their insight. Not only school use blogger for their needs but actually blogger usually use for politic impact, blogging can sometimes have unforeseen consequences in politically sensitive areas. Blogs are much harder to control than broadcast or even print media. As a result, totalitarian and authoritarian regimes often seek to suppress blogs and/or to punish those who maintain them. And one of the functions of blogger is helping student in improve their ability in writing recount text.
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Recount Text
a. Definition of Recount text
Recount is a text which retells events or experiences in the past. Its purpose is either to inform or to entertain the audience. There is no complication among the participants and that differentiates from narrative. And Recount is very similar to narrative. Recount explores the series of events which happened to participant/s. These events are the main element in composing recount text. However it just focuses on the events themselves. It does not include the conflict inside
The events will be told in chronological order based on time and place. If we get recount text with complete generic structure, it will be constructed by structuring orientation, events and re-orientation. The absence of complication/problem/conflict in the generic structure is actually differentiating from narrative. Arranging these series of event in beautiful and attractive way is the power of writer in composing recount text. Below is piece of passage which can be read as recount text.
b. Generic Structure of Recount
1. Orientation: Introducing the participants, place and time
2. Events: Describing series of event that happened in the past
3. Reorientation: It is optional. Stating personal comment of the writer to the story
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Language Feature of Recount
• Introducing personal participant; I, my group, etc
• Using chronological connection; then, first, etc
• Using linking verb; was, were, saw, heard, etc
• Using action verb; look, go, change, etc
• Using simple past tense
c. The differences of Spoof and Recount
Reading spoof and recount text will arouse the convenience. Both spoof and recount genre explores the informative fact for the past experience. In literary term, experience can be factual or imaginative, objective or subjective. Both spoof and recount focus on series of event which happened. However for functional view, recount text emphasizes in detailed information of the events. It reveals the series of events in chronological order based on time or place. In the other hand, spoof text tends to project the amusement of reading. Spoof text uses tricky plot to drive readers to certain view and sooner brings the reader to the opposite point. This trick will result amusement of reading. Clearly the different flow plots used by spoof and recount are seen at the applied generic structure. For the first stages, both spoof and recount have similarity. Both introduce the participants of the story and, orientate the main event and set the time and place. After that both spoof and recount text exposes the following events in detail. The last phase is what makes them different. Recount text will summarize the introduction and closed with the writer's subjective feeling concerning the events. Meanwhile spoof text will end the story with what we call TWIST. It is the unpredictable thing.
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Reader has expected certain point in the ending on the contrary hand the story itself moves to another unexpected ending.
d. Example of Recount Text
My Adventure at Leang Cave
On Sunday, my parents, my best fruend Novi, and I visited a cave at Maros called Leang-leang . It was my first time to visit the cave, better yet, my best friend came to visit it with me!
The cave was famous for its primitive cave wall paintings which were some hand prints and wild boar paintings. The cave and its surroundings were turned into a national park, so it was taken care of. My parents took a rest in a small hut for visitors of the park, while Novi and I adventured around the cave with a guide. We had to climb some metal stairs to get to the cave, because the cave was embedded into a small mountain. Next stop was a place where some seashells littered the ground and some were actually piled into a big mound! The guide said that these piles of seashells are called kjokkenmoddinger, or kitchen trash.
The humans who lived here ate the shells and dumped the left over‟s in their „kitchen‟. The last place was a small museum where they have skeletons of the humans who lived in the caves. The skeletons along with some roughly made jewelry and weapons were placed inside glass cases for display. The walls of the museum were adorned with photographs taken when they did an excavation there.
After a quick lunch with Novi and my parents, we decided it was time to go back home. We really had the time of our lives!
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Analysis The Generic Structure of Recount Text
My Adventure at Leang Cave
Orientation On Sunday, my parents, my best friend Novi, and I visited a cave at Maros called Leang-leang . It was my first time to visit the cave, better yet; my best friend came to visit it with me!
Event 1 The cave was famous for its primitive cave wall paintings which were some hand prints and wild boar paintings. The cave and its surroundings was turned into a national park, so it was taken care of. My parents took a rest in a small hut for visitors of the park, while Novi and I adventured around the cave with a guide. We had to climb some metal stairs to get to the cave, because the cave was embedded into a small mountain. Next stop was a place where some seashells littered the ground and some were actually piled into a big mound! The guide said that these piles of seashells are called kjokkenmoddinger, or kitchen trash.
Event 2 The humans who lived here ate the shells and dumped the left overs in their „kitchen‟. The last place was a small museum where they have skeletons of the humans who lived in the caves. The skeletons along with some roughly made jewelry and weapons were placed inside glass cases for display. The walls of the museum were adorned with photographs taken when they did an excavation there.
Reorientation After a quick lunch with Novi and my parents, we decided it was time to go back home. We really had the time of our lives!
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Finding Data
The data about Blogger, writer found in many books about technology and computer, which book explanation about how to make a blogger, what kind of blogger the story about blogger, function of blogger, how to use blogger and benefit of blogger. The book that writer use are Internet for teacher written by Zulkifli, Step By Step Internet written by Joko Salim, and Powering your Micro blogs written by Tony Hendroyono. From there writer found much information about blogger and writer use not just one book, because other book gave different information but almost of them has same information and same content. From book Internet for Teacher, writer found some information about how to use internet as our media English learning, and then how to make internet as benefit for student for the teacher. And then, through internet or blog, as consciously internet or blog can improve student ability in writing, through writing anything what they want, the student can use their time optimally with doing something useful for them, and they can spend their play time for learning and improve their ability in writing. With expectation one day, they can be writer or novelist or creator book. Then, one of the book explain about many ways for make internet or blog as our media English learning, Beside in books, writer gets some information in internet especially in Google, Google gives writer some information‟s about blogger for improve knowledge of writer and make this paper more complete and clear.
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The writer also search about Recount text, in such books writer found some information about what is Recount text, How to make Recount text, how is generic structure of Recount text and example of recount text. One of the book that writer use is Smart Move in Learning English written by Ratna setyowati Putry, from there student found many example recount text and through this book helping student for knowing model of Recount Text and Generic structure of Recount Text, this book avoid student for make wrong paragraph beside recount text. Other books explain how to make recount text. In making recount text we must know how generic structure of recount text is. And for student that is helping for improving their ability in writing, recount text is one of the way for student, in improve their ability, and media of blogger also help the student in writing. The material about Recount text not only found in book, but such of material writer found in Internet especially in Google. Google gives writer more information about recount text, and how to make it. Actually for making recount text, the student can make a story about themselves, like the story when they are recreation in beach, or when they have a trouble with one of the teacher, and many others story because recount text has wide area for writing. from the text that writer found in such of books and other source. Writer analyze that recount text is like diary of the writer, this is why? Because most of recount text that writer found is usual tell about what happen in writer, for example event, special day for the writer almost of the story tell about writer.
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Data Analysis
Blogger is one of the media for writing something or writing what we need and beside us other people can read also, what is our writing and also the reader can comment our writing. Through blogger can improve student ability in writing, with writing student can develop their creativity, imagination and credibility. And what is our reason to use blogger as our media teaching learning? And Why we need blogger? Because we can use blogs for everything from updating our friends and family about our life, giving our own advice column, discussing our political views, or relating our experience in a topic of interest. We can host blogs with multiple contributors, or we can run our own solo show. And then, we can even use Blogger to make our own podcast feeds. Student can use media of blogger in write recount paragraph and this is helping student in improving their writing skill especially in improving student vocabulary, improving their creativity, imaginations and many other benefits for student.
Seldom to know, if Blogger can be our media English learning because for some of people claim that internet not appropriate with norm of society. But actually that claim is wrong, if we consider thinking that internet is positive thing, so internet can be positive media for English learning and actually through internet we not left new era and can compete in era globalization. If someone “Gaptek” it can make that people left in globalization era. Learning writing through internet that is good way for improves student ability, not only in
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academic aspect but automatically improve their skill in use technology as media of learning.
Then, Recount is a text which retells events or experiences in the past. Its purpose is either to inform or to entertain the audience. There is no complication among the participants and that differentiates from narrative. And Recount is very similar to narrative. Recount explores the series of events which happened to participant/s. These events are the main element in composing recount text. However it just focuses on the events themselves. It does not include the conflict inside. Recount text is one of the texts, that usual to found it in many short stories or in many course books, because recount text is one of the texts that easy to make it and write recount text like writing diaries.
Student like to write diaries, especially girl student‟s their habitual to write whatever their ever feeling it, especially unforgettable moment or some funny stories. And the stories about unforgettable moment or a funny story is one of kind recount text. Undirected, student learning about recount text, and consciously improve their ability in writing and also improve their vocabulary and change their habit for waste their time with spend their useful time for writing. That is effective ways to help student in improve their ability in writing with way that their like it.
Recount text has generic structure Orientation as step one of the recount text and explain about Introducing the participants, place and time. The second step is Events that explains about Describing series of event that happened in the past the
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last step is Reorientation, which explain about optional. Stating personal comment of the writer to the story the events will be told in chronological order based on time and place. If we get recount text with complete generic structure, it will be constructed by structuring orientation, events and re-orientation. The absence of complication/problem/conflict in the generic structure is actually differentiating from narrative. Arranging these series of event in beautiful and attractive way is the power of writer in composing recount text. Below is piece of passage which can be read as recount text.
Recount text is usual to found in many student book‟s and kid stories, but actually the student can make their own recount text through their experience. The experience can be unforgettable moment when visit Beach, or Funny stories, school activities and many others experience. If the student arrange that event with the right generic structure of recount text, so recount text will made by student, and unconsciously the student learn to write and improve their ability in writing.
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Conclusion
Teacher has many ways to improve student ability, and that ways can use many media for helping the process of teaching learning and one of the media can used by teacher is Blogger. Blogger is one of the media teachers for teaching and learning anything but especially in writing skill, the teacher can use blogger as the media of learning writing. The student can write anything what they want but also the teacher must control what students writing. The student can write recount text, descriptive text, narrative text and many others in blogger, and recount text is good text for student. The student can write recount text in blogger, recount text can divide on experience of the student, their activities at home or at school, their funny stories and also their unforgettable moment. Write recount text is like write diaries but other people can see their writing and also can comment. And these is good for improving student briefly and improve their ability, who knows that student has potential in writing, and one day that can be writer. Who never knows?? And then this ways also improve student for liking to write and express what their feel in writing, express their idea in writing, express their imagination in writing and many benefit for the teacher and students.
In globalization era, technology is important for development era, and also for compete in this era we must know and can operate technology. Writing in blogger also benefit for student, in order their can compete in globalization era, their will know what is brand news and news about around this world through technology. So, this is good method for teacher in improve teaching and learning
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process in the class. Do not underestimate this way, unconsciously if the teacher use this way their can improve student ability in writing.
Not just improve their ability in writing but this way can improve student to like writing, improve their imagination, improve their creative, improve their credible, spend their time with useful thing and also improve their ability in learning technology. Many benefits for the student if teaching and learning through blogger, and for the teacher this way can make teaching and learning process will easy and fun. Perhaps, one day writing in blogger will be method for the teacher in study.
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