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The Quality of University Students’ Writing under Free writing Technique (Published)

This action research is designed to overcome students’ writing problem and to bring about changes on the quality of students’ writing through the  implementation of freewriting technique. Specifically, the research aimed to address two research questions: (1) Is there any improvement on students’ writing quality through the implementation of free writing technique? (2) How is students’ perception toward the implementation of free writing technique? The research was carried out at English Education Study Program, Dayanu Ikhsanuddin University, Indonesia, during academic-year 2015/2016 with 25 participants. The research was carried out in two cycles, and each cycle consists of three steps: planning, action, and observation. Writing tests were applied to collect data on students’ writing performance, and students’ perceptions toward the application of freewriting technique were gathered through interview. The data were analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. The results of the research shows that: (1) students’ writing quality is successful to be be improved in two cycles of the implementation of freewriting technique, and (2) and in general, students regard that their writing quality improve since freewriting technique is motivated, and the techique is also effective to reduce their writing anxiety. This implies that freewriting technique is significantly effective to improve students’ writing quality.

Keywords: free writing technique, teaching writing, writing quality