Using word search puzzle in improving students’ English vocabulary: A systematic literature review

Authors

  • Tira Nur Fitria Institut Teknologi Bisnis AAS Indonesia

DOI:

10.25047/jeapco.v9i2.3927

Keywords:

crossword puzzle, English vocabulary, teaching vocabulary, vocabulary

Abstract

Recently, learning activities based on Word Search Puzzles have become a trend in
teaching and learning. These activities are believed to increase students' vocabulary.
This study reviews the use of Word Search Puzzles in improving students’ vocabulary.
The analysis includes 25 relevant papers that meet the required criteria, and the findings
are summarized in the table. These papers answer four main QA (Question-Answer)
regarding the effectiveness of Word Search Puzzles in enhancing the students’
vocabulary. All 25 papers have a similar research focus, which is related to the
effectiveness of Word Search Puzzles in improving/increasing/enhancing students’
vocabulary. All papers use experimental research methods to know the effect of the
comparison of two learning media by using Word Search Puzzle and other learning
media. Two comparisons this learning media uses control class and experiment class. A
comparison was made of the results of the improvement and mastery of students'
vocabulary. It shows that Word Search Puzzle is effective in improving students'
vocabulary mastery. This can be seen from the scores of the pretest to posttest in the
control and experimental class. There is a significant difference between the
experimental class's pre-band post-test mean scores. Further research is needed
considering that Word Search Puzzles can be applied in all fields of science.

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29-07-2023

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Fitria, T. N. (2023). Using word search puzzle in improving students’ English vocabulary: A systematic literature review . Journal of English in Academic and Professional Communication, 9(2), 53–71. https://doi.org/10.25047/jeapco.v9i2.3927

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