Cicih Nuraeni(1*)

(1) Universitas Bina Sarana Informatika
(*) Corresponding Author


The aim of the research is to know the students’ experiences about the use of mind mapping technique in learning writing descriptive text. The respondents of the research were 15 of 11th grade students of Senior High School in East Jakarta. This study employed a descriptive qualitative method with a case study design. Interviews and documentation were employed as instruments. The findings of the research indicated that most of the students were engaged in learning writing descriptive text using mind mapping technique. Majority of the students showed positive attitudes toward the mind maping; they can reveal its essential to gain the knowledge and improve writing abilities especially descriptive text. However, a few students stated found the difficulties in terms of capitalization, punctuation, and grammar during writing classes.


Keywords:  Mind Mapping, Writing, Descriptive Text, Students’ Experiences

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Amaniarsih, D. S., Asrul, N., & Sihite, M. R. (2020). Improving Students’writing Skill of Descriptive Paragraph Through Mind Mapping Method. Jurnal JOEPALLT (Journal of English Pedagogy, Linguistics, Literature, and Teaching), 8(2).

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