Correlation Between Mastery of Simple Past Tense and the Ability in Writing Recount Text at the Tenth Grade

Lidwina Tulak

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Abstract

The objective of this research was to find out the correlation between students' mastery of simple past tense and the ability in writing recount text at the tenth grade of SMA Negeri 1 Torue. The research population was the tenth grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Torue. The research sample was XD which consisted of 32 students selected by using cluster random sampling technique. The techniques of data collection were questionnaire and tests. In analyzing the data, the researcher used Pearson's – Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Significance of Coefficient Correlation formula, using 0.05 significant level with 30 (32 – 2) degree of freedom (df).The researcher found that the t counted (3.568) was higher than the t table (2.750). It means that there is a significant correlation between students' mastery of simple past tense and the ability in writing recount text at the tenth grade of SMA Negeri 1 Torue.

Keywords: Correlation, Simple Past Tense Mastery, Writing Recount Text.

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