Improving writing ability through cooperative learning strategy

Sabarun Sabarun


The objective of the study was to improve the students’ writing ability in writing English class using Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) model of Cooperative learning strategy. The study employed Classroom Action Research (CAR) design. The subjects of the study were the fifth semester students of the English Department of Malang Muhammadiyah University. The numbers of the subjects were 5 students. The study was conducted in two cycles with 4 steps of classroom action research procedure: planning, implementing, observing and reflection. Each cycle had two meetings. The result of the study showed that Cooperative learning strategy with Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) model was effective to improve the students’ writing ability that could be seen from the improvement of the students’ writing achievement.


improving; cooperative learning strategy; writing ability

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