The Effect of Instagram Media on Students Writing Skill for Junior High School

Imas Adhia Kurniawati, Erlik Widiyani Styati, Vita Vendityaningtyas


Writing is a fundamental component of language. There are many problems that students encounter in writing, they are terrified of making errors in language forms inclusive of grammar and vocabulary. Therefore, several media and technique to teach writing are developed by many researchers to help the students to overcome the difficulty in writing. This study is about using Instagram media in teaching writing. Instagram is a social media that can be used as a media to support the teaching english process. This study aims to find out whether “the students’ who are treated using instagram feature feed and story have better writing skill than the students’ who are treated using conventional teaching.” The research method that used in this study is quantitative method. The population in this study was students at seventh grade in SMPN 3 Kawedanan specifically VII A and VII B. The result of this study is that the use of Instagram media has an influence towards students' writing ability. It is shown that in the use instagram media, the students’ have better writing score which can be seen from the mean score of experimental group is 64.48 and control group has 51.80. The data analysis of the results shows that the Sig (2-tailed) value is 0.000 which is > 0.05 it means that H1 is accepted and H0 is rejected. It is indicated that there is significant or different in students’ writing score between the class which taught by using Instagram media and the class that use conventional teaching. Instagram media also makes students more active in class and more enthusiastic during class activities.


Writing Skill; Instagram; Teaching Writing

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