A Project-Based Digital Book: Its Influence on Students’ Writing Skills

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Cerianing Putri Pratiwi, Andayani, Sarwiji Suwandi, Muhammad Rohmadi


A project-based digital book is a book that contains texts, images, sound, and videos including project learning stages that encourage students’ motivation and creativity to write. The study aims to find out the influence of a project-based digital book on students’ writing skills in higher education institutions in Madiun, Indonesia. The study is experimental research that uses a one-group pretest-posttest design. The data collection technique employs an instrument of a test on descriptive writing skills. The data analysis technique is conducted using t-test statistics. The research results indicate an influence of the project-based digital book on students’ writing skills. It is proven by the difference in the average score of the pretest and posttest. The average pretest score of the descriptive writing result is 64.89, whereas the average posttest score is 77.02. The minimum score for the pretest is 55 and the posttest is 70. The maximum score of the pretest is 70, whereas the posttest is 85. Based on the calculation results of the t-test analysis indicates a significance value of 0.000 < 0.05.

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