Developing Writing Skill for students in Grade 6 at Demonstration School in Chonburi with Online Diary


  • Rapin Chuchuen


Writing skills, Online Diary, Developing Writing Skill


This research aims to develop writing skills for students in grade six at Demonstration School in Chonburi by using an “Online Diary”. A sample group of 32 students in grade six of the academic year 2018 is selected by applying purposive sampling method. Tools used for collecting data are lesson plans with Online Diary, “Pre- and Post-ability writing skills test” which consists of 30 multiple choices questions and 3 written exams, satisfaction surveys and interviews. The data is analyzed by using dependent t-test for Dependent Samples, the comparative analysis of students' writing ability classified by gender and average scores using One-way-ANOVA statistics. Content analysis uses frequency distribution, percentage, student satisfaction measurement, average statistics, and standard deviation.  1) The result shows that the development of students writing ability using an online diary has an efficiency of 82.38/78.01. 2) A comparison of the writing ability of students pre and post study using as online diary for grade 6 students. 2.1) The writing skills of the students are higher after the training using online diary with statistical significance level of .01. 2.2) The comparison of students writing skills classified by gender pre-study was found that female students had higher writing skills than male students with statistical significance of 0.5. 2.3) The comparison of students writing skills classified by gender post-studied found that the male and female students have no significant differences, with statistical significance of 0.2. 2.4) The comparison of students writing skills classified by average grade after learning, found that students average grade of 2.00 and 4.00 have statistical different of significance of 0.1 and average grade of 3.5 and 4.00 have statistical different of significance 0.5. 3) Satisfaction of students toward writing an online diary found the overall satisfaction at a high level (x = 4.43, S.D. = 0.69). 4) Guidelines for writing development plans interview found that 75% of students prefer to use electronic devices (mobile phone, computer, iPad, etc.) with an online applications as a writing tool, a search engine, to submit homework, to share information over notepads.


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