THE INFLUENCE OF SUBSTITUTION DRILLS TOWARD STUDENTS’ SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE MASTERY
This research is motivated by the lack of students’ simple present tense mastery and that is influenced by the learning technique used. One of learning techniques that can help students understand about the material is substitution drills. The purpose of this study are to investigate the influence of substitution drills towards students’ simple present tense mastery and to discover students’ response towards the implementing of substitution drills learning technique in teaching simple present tense. This study used quasi-experimental and the research design used is the non-equivalent pre-test post-test control group design. The sample are VII A as experimental class and VII B as control class. The research instruments used are test and questionnaire. The result of the research shows, mean score of pre-test in the experimental class was 49,67. While the mean score in the control class is 47,17. Furthermore the mean score of the post-test in the experimental class was 78,17 while the mean score of post-test in the control class was 63,33. The conclusion showed that there was a significant difference between the pre-test and post-test scores of experimental group. The result of students’ response to learning by using substitution drills got a good category with an average 78,82%; and there was a significant influence between substitution drill learning technique towards students’ simple present tense mastery was 41,4% while the remaining 58,6% is influenced by other factors.