An Analysis on Students’ Ability in Writing Descriptive Text at Senior High School during Online Learning


  • Viantika Millenia Putri Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember
  • Anita Fatimatul Laeli Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember
  • Fitrotul Mufaridah Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember



online learning, writing ability, descriptive text


The implementation of education policies in the emergency period of the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid 19) recommends carrying out the learning process from home through online learning. Students' writing ability is still fairly low due to a lack of motivation in studying English, difficulties expressing thoughts, and difficulty arranging words due to a lack of vocabulary. The aims of this research are to find out the students’ ability in writing descriptive text and the difficulties faced by students in writing descriptive text during online learning in the tenth grade students at SMAN 1 Panarukan Situbondo. This research was used quantitative method with survey design. The data was taken from writing test and questionnaire. The students ability in writing descriptive text was classified into good level with mean score 78,6. While the students difficulties in writing was grammar and organizing ideas, and also students had lack of vocabulary.


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