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This research is motivated by the low of students' ability to write English texts. Based on observations and interviews conducted by a pin on March 19th 2019 in the seventh grade at MTs N 5 Merangin, it is known that there are some problems experienced by students in writing English texts. Problems such as students having difficulty making text based on instructions from the teacher, often confused to start writing, difficulty finding vocabulary, and difficult to arrange words into sentences. In addition, the low of interaction between teacher and student makes students less active.
This type of research used by researcher is experimental quantitative research. The type of experimental design that is taken by the researcher is True-Experimental design with the post test only design. This research aims to determine whether there is an effect caused after applying the Experience, Generalization, Reinforcement and Application (EGRA) techniques in students' writing abilities. The research was conducted in July until August 2019. The research subjects were selected by random sampling, so eighth grade A students were selected, amounting to 21 students as the control class and eighth grade B students totaling 20 students as the experimental class. Data collection in this research was conducted by giving tests to students in the form of dialogues based on themes. Based on the results of the analysis conducted by researcher, it can be seen that the average value in the experimental class is 69.06 and the average value of the control class is 48.51.
Based on hypothesis testing conducted by researcher using the polled variance formula, then the value of tcount > ttable is obtained. Table is seen based on dk = n1 - n2 - 2 = 39 and significance level (????): 0.05. From the calculation results of tcount is 3,820 and ttable = 1.68488. From the results of this analysis it can be concluded that tcount > ttable or 0.685 > 1.68488, so it is proven that there is effect in student learning outcomes using Experience, Generalization, Reinforcement, and Application (EGRA) techniques compared with conventional techniques.
Key Word: Experience, Generalization, Reinforcement and Application (EGRA) Technique, Writing Ability