The research was conducted with the aim of to applying semantic mapping to improve studentsâ€™ ability in writing recount texts of the second grade of SMPN 1 Metro Lampung.This was a classroom action research which was conducted in two cycles. Each cycle consisted four stages: planning, acting, observing, and reflecting. The research subjects were 25 students-nine boy students and sixteen girl students. The data were collected through observations, tests, and questionnaires. The research instruments consisted of observation sheet, tests, and questionnaires. The data from the observations and the learning achievement tests were analyzed using the quantitative technique. The success indicator in this study is that the studentsâ€™ writing skill improves if, in terms of the learning mastery in the writing skill, of the students scored at least 80. This research shows that the use of semantic mapping improves the studentsâ€™ writing ability in grade VIII.1 students of SMPN 1 Metro Lampung. The improvement is seen from the results of observation and studentsâ€™ writing tests. The observation result shows that the studentsâ€™ activeness in cycle I is middle and the studentsâ€™ activeness in cycle II is high. Based on the results of studentsâ€™ writing scores, the mean score of the pretest is 64,08, the mean scoreÂ of the first cycle is 80.48, and the mean score in cycle 2Â is 88.60. From those results, it can be concluded that semantic mapping strategy can improve the studentsâ€™ writing in the recount texts.
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