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IMPROVING THE STUDENTS WRITING SKILL THROUGH WAKIE APPLICATION (Pre Experimental)


IMPROVING THE STUDENTS WRITING SKILL THROUGH WAKIE APPLICATION (Pre Experimental)
CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION
1.1.  Background of the Study
Language  is  a  means  of  interaction between  and  among  people.  Here,  language  has  function  as  tool  which connects  them  with  surrounding.  In  the  community,  people  realize  that without language they cannot interact to each other.  Language can become a bridge that connect one another, even connect one another that live in different places.  By  using  a  language  someone  can  gain  information,  knowledge, moreover expressing feeling, and emotions. Nowadays, many people learn the international languages. One of the international languages is English (Larsen  2003: 2).
There  are  four  main  skills  in  English:  those  are  reading,  listening, writing,  and  speaking.  Reading  and  listening  are  called  as  receptive  skill. While writing and speaking are called productive skills. Writing  which  belongs  to  productive  skill  means  that  writing  is  process  in which  the  writer  produces  something  that  the  content  is  about  writer’s thoughts, feelings, and or ideas. Language is a primary tool in communication among human being in a community. 
English is one of a compulsory subject in Indonesia. One of the aims of  teaching English is developing the ability to communicate. The ability involves the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The writer is mainly  focused on writing skill, writing is a visual representation of spoken language. Whatever specific form of writing a writer is engaged in, they will have to be able to transcribe language according to the conventions of a particular writing system, and be able to decode visual symbols into their corresponding meanings (Torrance, Waes & Galbrait 2007).
Writing is a very complex activity for its complicated components such as the development of ideas, syntax, grammar, organization, vocabulary, content, communication skills, use of punctuation (Erikson 2015: 247). However, writing is not only a matter of putting ideas in a written form but also organizing words  and grammar structure and selecting the appropriate diction  in  order  to  make  the ??????

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