A STUDY ON STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN WRITING HORTATORY EXPOSITION TEXT TAUGHT BY STOP AND DARE STRATEGY
Based on Standard Competence in writing for Senior High School stipulated in curriculum, the students should be able to produce a good writing form into various ways including hortatory exposition text. In this case, in teaching writing, the English teacher of second year students at SMAN 14 Pekanbaru applied Stop and Dare Strategy. Thus, Objective of this study is to figure out how good the student’ ability in writing hortatory exposition text taught by Stop and Dare Strategy. Descriptive quantitative research was employed in conducting this study. Then, to gain the data, writing test was administered to the students. The result showed that the student’ ability in writing hortatory exposition text that was taught by Stop and Dare Strategy was categorized “good to excellent”. It can be proven by the average of students’ writing test score that was 81.94. Further, regarding the research finding, it is recommended that Stop and Dare strategy is one of strategies that can be implemented in teaching writing of hortatory exposition text. Also, this study can be a reference to the next researcher for conducting Classroom Action Research.