Journal of Learning and Instructional Studies <p style="text-align: justify;">Welcome to <em>Journal of Learning and Instructional Studies</em>, the Southeast Asia premier, peer-review, and open access journal. The journal provides a platform for the publication for research, and serving individuals in a wide range of disciplines who have an interest on learning and instruction. The journal accepts articles with outstanding coverage of learning and instructional by giving context for current research trends along with innovative or interdisciplinary approaches. The journal's objective is to fulfill this purpose through careful editorial review and publication of expert work, by creating legitimate dialogue in a field where a diversity of opinion exists, and by providing a professional forum for interaction of these views.</p> en-US <p><a href="" rel="license"><img style="border-width: 0;" src="" alt="Creative Commons License" /></a><br />Journal of Learning and Instructional Studies is licensed under a <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This means, under the CC-BY 4.0 license the author(s) allow, permitted, and encouraged to:</p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li>The others to share and adapt the work (the material and the content of publications);</li> <li>Enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book)</li> <li>Post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;">The users of Journal of Learning and Instructional Studies are required to cite the original source, including the author's names, Journal of Learning and Instructional Studies as the initial source of publication, year of publication, volume number, issue, and Digital Object Identifier (DOI).</p> (Itsar Bolo Rangka) (Helda Jolanda Pentury) Mon, 31 Jul 2023 15:35:57 +0700 OJS 60 A Review on the Oxford Advanced Dictionary Online Intended for Learners of English <p>Nowadays, the use of online dictionaries is a great help to helping learners of English to enhance their English rules. The present study aimed to achieve its objectives through an initial exposition of the comprehensive attributes of the Oxford Advanced Dictionary online, recognized as a valuable educational resource, followed by a review of its merits and demerits in terms of content and presentation for its intended user demographic. The method used in this study was the library research approach as a means of gathering pertinent data from the online dictionary, which entailed the need for contextual references to comprehend the usefulness of the dictionary. It was found that the dictionary provided a piece of comprehensive information and an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of the English language essential for enhancing learners' mastery of English and authentic usage of words through citations and corpora. On the contrary, the one notable drawback of this dictionary pertains to its dependency on internet connectivity. Due to its online nature, English learners may encounter challenges accessing the dictionary in offline settings or regions with limited internet availability and confining their opportunities for learning. A conclusion was also drawn that this online dictionary facilitates learners' ability to articulate words clearly, drawing from the extensive resources provided within the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary online.</p> Ulfah Ridhwan Dirham, Arif Triyuono Copyright (c) 2023 Arif Triyuono, Ulfah Ridhwan Dirham Sun, 30 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0700 Pengaruh Penggunaan Teknik Mind Mapping terhadap Peningkatan Kemampuan Menulis Descriptive Text Siswa <p>The purpose of this research is to determine the influence of using mind mapping technique on improving the writing ability of descriptive text for 8th grade students at SMP Negeri 15 Depok. This research used an experimental method with a quantitative approach. The population in this research is 287 students in class VIII SMP Negeri 15 Depok, with a sample of 40 students consisting of 20 students in class VIII.4 as the experimental class and 20 students in class VIII.5 as the control class. The results of the analysis in the experimental class obtained <em>mean</em> 82, median 83.83, modus 87.72, variance 62.11, and standard deviation 7.88. Then in the control class obtained <em>mean</em> 71.3, median 70.5, modus 63.83, variance 54.91, and standard deviation 7.41. The results showed that the value of t-score &gt; t-table which is 4.42 &gt; 2.024. Then it can be concluded that there is a significant influence of using mind mapping technique on improving the writing ability of descriptive text, particularly in the content and organization, and also the creativity of 8th grade students at SMP Negeri 15 Depok.</p> Rosya Hadisya Putri Copyright (c) 2023 Rosya Hadisya Putri Tue, 10 Oct 2023 00:00:00 +0700 Pengaruh Penggunaan Media Visual Terhadap Keterampilan Menulis Teks Deskriptif Bahasa Inggris Pada Siswa SMP 3 Jakarta <p>Penelitian in bertujuan untuk mengetahui pengaruh penggunaan media visual terhadap keterampilan menulis teks dekstiptif bahasa Inggris siswa smpn 3 Jakarta. Dalam penelitian ini, penulis menggunakan 40 sample siswa. Penelitian ini menggunakan metode eksperimen murni. Skor kelas eksperimen menunjukan skor yang lebih tinggi daripada kelas kontrol. Terdapat pengaruh yang signifikan dalam penggunaan media visual terhadap keterampilam menulis teks deskriptif siswa. Skor kelas eksperimen menunjukkan skor yang lebih tinggi daripada kelas kontrol. Terdapat pengaruh yang signifikan penggunaan media visual terhadap keterampilan menulis teks deskriptif siswa. Pada kelas eksperimen nilai tertinggi adalah 95 dan nilai terendah 78. Rata-rata hasil kelas eksperimen yaitu 88,3, median 90,5, modus 90,11, standar deviasi 5,05, dan variannya adalah 25,48. Sebaliknya, skor kelas kontrol lebih rendah dari kelas eksperimen. Skor tertinggi adalah 85 dan skor terendah 50. Rata-rata hasil kelas kontrol yaitu 73,8, median 75,14, modus 76,5, standar deviasi 8,13, dan varians sebesar 66,22. Berdasarkan hasil analisis, diperoleh thitung sebesar 6,76 dengan merujuk pada distribusi tabel ttabel dapat dilihat bahwa dk (40-2=38) pada taraf signifikan α = 0,05 senilai 1,68 sehingga thitung &gt; ttabel yaitu 6,76 &gt; 1,68. Hasil tersebut menunjukan bahwa hipotesis nol (H0) ditolak dan hipotesis penelitian (H1) diterima. Berdasarkan hasil tersebut, dapat disimpulkan bahwa terdapat pengaruh penggunaan media visual terhadap keterampilan menulis siswa kelas VII SMPN 3 Jakarta.</p> Nurul Akmaliah, Destri Ramadhanti Copyright (c) 2023 Nurul Akmaliah, Destri Ramadhanti Sun, 30 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0700 Using Error Analysis to Improve Vocational Students Descriptive Text Writing <p>The goal of this research is to reduce mistakes or get a satisfactory result in simple present tense. The researcher suggests that the teacher encourage his students to improve their English, especially their writing skills. The teacher should know what to do if he or she knows where most students make mistakes in auxiliary words and word choice. The teacher should help students understand English grammar and vocabulary better. To get a good result, teaching and learning activities must also be improved. The goals of this study are to find out if students make mistakes, what kinds of mistakes they make, and where the mistakes come from among the tenth-grade students at Pandawa Vocational High School. The researcher uses a test and a questionnaire, which are both reliable and valid tools, to collect the data. The information comes from the students in the tenth grade at Pandawa Vocational High School. The researcher uses descriptive qualitative data analysis to figure out what the data mean. The result shows that the average number of mistakes made by students is 51%. It is part of the fair criteria, which is good. The result shows that the students made a total of 177 mistakes. The students make mistakes in 70 miss-formations (39.54 percent), 57 omissions (32.21 percent), 29 miss-orderings (16.39 percent), and 21 additions (11.87 percent).</p> S Suhandi, Wahyu Eka Prasetyaningtyas Copyright (c) 2023 S Suhadi, & W.E. Prasetyaningtyas Sun, 30 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0700