Enhancing Students' Descriptive Writing Skills through the Use of Teacher-Created Tutorial Video

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Anwar Saleh Harahap
Audi Yundayani
Hanna Sundari


Most students struggle with English descriptive writing skills, particularly generating ideas, creating sentences, and developing paragraphs, resulting in a lack of motivation. A teacher-created tutorial video (TCTV) was utilized to address the students' difficulties with descriptive writing skills. This study aims to investigate TCTV media's effect on students' descriptive writing skills and to determine their perceptions of the medium. This research employed a mixed method with an explanatory research design. The study's sample comprised 25 of 98 seventh-grade students from an Indonesian public secondary school in (city) Indonesia. The findings indicated that Zcount is greater than ttable, 26.0 > 1.708. It was concluded that the hypothesis is accepted, indicating that the use of TCTV media affected the descriptive writing skills of the students. In addition, students had good responses about the use of TCTV media in producing a descriptive text since it enables them to cope with the stages of the writing process by adapting the concepts of the Genre-based Approach (GBA) through the stimulus provided by the teacher. It is highly advised that the teacher create appropriate media to assist the students in accomplishing the learning goals. TCTV media can also be designed with the learning purpose, student profile, and student needs in mind.

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Harahap, A., Yundayani, A., & Sundari, H. (2023). Enhancing Students’ Descriptive Writing Skills through the Use of Teacher-Created Tutorial Video. SOSCIED, 6(1), 13-22. https://doi.org/10.32531/jsoscied.v6i1.574


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