Word Map as Tool in Improving Vocabulary
The study's aim is to determine the effectiveness of word maps in improving students' vocabulary skills at the University of Cebu - Main Campus, A.Y. 2020-2021. Based on the findings, a vocabulary enhancement plan was proposed. Specifically, the study sought answers to the pre-test scores of the control and experimental groups, the post-test scores of the two groups, the significant difference between their pre-test scores, the significant difference between their pretest-posttest scores, and the significant difference between their post-test scores. A quasi-experimental method is used for the control and experimental groups, with vocabulary questions and word maps. There were 40 students in Lit 11 World Literature subject. The experimental group was treated with a word map, while the control group was taught using the traditional lecture method. Pre-test and post-test evaluations were used to measure the student's academic performance for both groups. The world map has proven effective in improving students’ vocabulary skills. Students are able to connect the relationships of ideas, facts, and terms within a learning task, as well as to connect prior knowledge and new knowledge and provide a structure for thinking and writing. In order to utilize word maps as an essential teaching and reading strategy, a syllabus enrichment was proposed.