The Effectiveness of Blended Learning Approach on Essay Writing Subject

Sri Gustiani, Evi Agustina Sari, Yusri, Tiur Simanjuntak
2020 Proceedings of the 3rd Forum in Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST 2019)   unpublished
This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of a blended learning approach in learning essay writing subject to the students at English Department, Sriwijaya Polytechnics. It expected to answers the question: is a blended learning approach effective in improving students' essay writings compared to traditional approach? It used a quantitative method both in collecting and presenting the gained data. The data were gained from the pre-test and post-test scores of the experimental and
more » ... ol groups of the participants in learning essay writing. The participants were 44 students whom equally grouped into two groups of learning essay writing: an experimental and a control. The experimental class had a blended learning approach, while the control one had a traditional approach in learning essay writing subject. The results of the tests from the experimental group and the control group were presented in a descriptive form and from the t-test. The findings revealed that it was more effective to use a blended learning approach in improving students' essay writings comparing to the traditional one. The mean of the experimental group increased by 7.7 from pre-test to post-test, while the control group increased only 1.3.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.200407.037 fatcat:wsnqk2z3ujhojcftxewrgfszmi