Jurnal As-Salam https://www.jurnal-assalam.org/index.php/JAS <p><strong>As-Salam Journal </strong>[p-ISSN: <a href="http://issn.lipi.go.id/issn.cgi?daftar&amp;1467099712&amp;1&amp;&amp;">2528-1402</a> | e-ISSN: <a href="http://issn.lipi.go.id/issn.cgi?daftar&amp;1487061895&amp;1&amp;&amp;">2549-5593</a> | doi: <a href="https://doi.org/10.37249/jas">https://doi.org/10.37249/jas</a>] is a scientific publication journal published by <strong>The Lecturer Association of Islamic Studies</strong> in Aceh Province, published in a paper-based manner in 2016 and published online since 2017. As-Salam Journal is published 2 (two) times a year, first period in June and the second period in December. The As-Salam Journal is <em>Open Access</em> and <em>Peer-Reviewed</em>. The main objective of the As-Salam Journal is to provide a platform for national and international scholars, academics and researchers to share ideas in the fields of <strong><em>Science-Islamic Integration (interdisciplinary) and Education</em></strong>.</p> Asosiasi Dosen Perguruan Tinggi Islam en-US Jurnal As-Salam 2528-1402 FACTORS INFLUENCING STUDENTS' DECISION IN CHOOSING UNIVERSITIES: BUILD BRIGHT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS https://www.jurnal-assalam.org/index.php/JAS/article/view/646 <p>This research assesses the factors influencing students' decision-making when choosing a university. The study proposes eight factors, such as parental or guardian influence, high school teacher recommendations, graduate quality, colleague recommendations, location, school fees, learning environment, and university reputation, on students' university choices. A quantitative approach was employed, utilizing both secondary and primary data. A total of 330 students were sampled for this study. The data were analyzed using SPSS, employing descriptive statistics for data summarization and inferential statistics for analysis. Descriptive tools such as frequency analysis were used to examine the distribution of responses, while regression analysis was conducted to test the predictive power of the factors. The findings of this study indicate that factors such as parental or guardian influence, high school teacher recommendations, graduate quality, colleague recommendations, location, school fees, learning environment, and university reputation are all significant considerations in students' decision-making process when choosing a university. These factors play an influential role in shaping students' preferences and choices. The results show that these factors significantly impact students' university choices. The study contributes to the existing literature by providing empirical evidence on the importance of these factors in the decision-making process. Understanding the influence of these factors can assist universities in developing targeted strategies to attract and meet the needs of prospective students. By recognizing the significance of parental involvement, fostering positive relationships with high school teachers, showcasing successful graduates, promoting positive word-of-mouth recommendations, providing a conducive learning environment, and building a solid reputation, universities can enhance their appeal and effectively compete in the higher education market. Further research in this area can explore additional factors and delve deeper into the mechanisms influencing students' decision-making when choosing a university.</p> Narith Por Chanminea Say Socheat Mov Copyright (c) 2024 Narith Por, Chanminea Say, Socheat Mov https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-02 2024-01-02 8 1 1 15 10.37249/assalam.v8i1.646 LEARNING TRANSLATION METHODS: STUDY ANALYSIS OF TOURISM BROCHURE "INSPIRATION OF HISTORICAL HERITAGE" https://www.jurnal-assalam.org/index.php/JAS/article/view/680 <p>English students who focus on tourism translation face unique challenges that require special methods in practice. Tourism translation requires specific methods in practice. This study aims to investigate translation methods applied in the English translation of the Tourism Brochure 'Borobudur: Inspiring Historical Heritage' and identify the most frequent and least frequent translation methods in the brochure 'Borobudur: Inspiring Historical Heritage'. The results of the analysis discovered that the most frequent method used is equivalence (28%), followed by adaptation (19%), transposition (17%), modulation (16%), calque (11 %), and borrowing (9%). The equivalence method is applied because the source text is reformulated as necessary to give the reader an impression of the text's naturalness. Adaptation is used to adapt the culture in the target text. In the meantime, transposition is used to replace the word class to make it efficient. Modulation is used to change the form of the message. Calque is used for phrases that need no major replacement of the structure and word choices. Borrowing is used when the source text has no proper translation in the target text. Therefore, English students studying tourism translation require unique learning methods that include aspects of language, culture, and technology. By integrating this approach, students can comprehensively prepare themselves to become quality tourism translators responsive to the dynamics of the global tourism industry.</p> Dewi Kesuma Nasution Adib Jasni Kharisma Copyright (c) 2024 Dewi Kesuma Nasution, Adib Jasni Kharisma https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-01-02 2024-01-02 8 1 16 33 10.37249/assalam.v8i1.680 THE LEADERSHIP OF THE MADRASA PRINCIPAL IN ENHANCING LEARNING QUALITY AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN CENTRAL ACEH REGENCY https://www.jurnal-assalam.org/index.php/JAS/article/view/703 <p>The role of the <em>madrasa</em> principal is pivotal in an educational institution. The leadership of the <em>madrasa</em> head determines the direction and is the main indicator of student achievement and achievements. Maintaining and improving the quality of education is one of the goals of national education, and <em>madrasa</em> heads are mandated to make it happen. The quality of learning in Indonesia is still a concern and is far from satisfactory. The COVID-19 pandemic is a scourge for education actors, especially school and <em>madrasa</em> principals, who are leaders in educational institutions to maintain the quality of learning. This research aims to determine the problems, strategies, and implications experienced by <em>madrasa</em> heads in efforts to maintain or improve the quality of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research is classified as qualitative research using a descriptive analysis approach. This research involved <em>madrasa</em> heads in Central Aceh Regency. Based on the results of interviews, it was found that the biggest problem faced by <em>madrasa</em> heads during the pandemic was the lack of readiness of teachers and students to carry out distance learning from home. This readiness includes limited internet networks for students to access online learning media. In general, the strategy adopted by <em>madrasa</em> principals is to implement shift classes and involve the homeroom teacher in providing materials (printouts) and collecting assignments at school. All of this has implications for the role of <em>madrasa</em> heads, who must further increase the level of preparedness, decision-making, application of creative ideas, and risk management to the demands of educational development or emergencies.</p> Basidin Mizal Tathahira Tathahira Rayhan Izzati Basith Copyright (c) 2024 Basidin Mizal, Tathahira Tathahira, Rayhan Izzati Basith https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-02-18 2024-02-18 8 1 34 46 10.37249/assalam.v8i1.703 THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ROLE-PLAYING LEARNING METHOD IN IMPROVING THE MASTERY OF ARABIC VOCABULARY IN SPEAKING SKILLS OF STUDENTS OF CLASS VII MTsN I MAKASSAR https://www.jurnal-assalam.org/index.php/JAS/article/view/666 <p>The problem in this study is the low mastery of Arabic vocabulary in MTsN I Makassar students. This study aims to improve the skill of Arabic vocabulary through a role-playing learning method in class VII students of MTsN I Makassar. This research uses qualitative methods with a type of classroom action research consisting of four stages: action planning, action implementation, observation, and reflection, carried out in two cycles. The results showed: (1) Arabic language learning through the role playing method carried out through nine stages starting from providing motivation to students, providing voluntary opportunities to become actors, arranging the stages of the cast, preparing observers, carrying out their respective roles, discussion and evaluation, then re-enactment, followed by the second stage of evaluation, and finally helping students to gain valuable experience in their lives through interactional activities with their friends; (2) Students' Arabic vocabulary after using the role playing learning method showed a score in the average category of sufficient in first cycle with an average score of 71.7 and an excellent average category in second cycle with an average score of 80.5 which was marked by an increase in the number of vocabulary mastered and their pronunciation during role playing from first cycle to second; (3) The increase in students' vocabulary through the application of the role playing method can be seen in the increase in the assessment category from first cycle by obtaining an average score of 71.7 with a sufficient category, the percentage of completeness reached 52.5% with a total of 21 students. The implementation of the second cycle has an average score of 80.5 with a good category; the percentage of completeness is 80.5%, with a total of 35 students.</p> Ahmad Ghifari Syihabuddin Syihabuddin Asep Sopian Copyright (c) 2024 Ahmad Ghifari, Syihabuddin Syihabuddin, Asep Sopian https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-02-21 2024-02-21 8 1 47 63 10.37249/assalam.v8i1.666 QURANIC-BASED BASIC MATHEMATICS COURSE FOR STUDENTS IN ISLAMIC UNIVERSITIES https://www.jurnal-assalam.org/index.php/JAS/article/view/735 <p>At the State Islamic Ministry College (PTKIN), one of the subjects or courses (MK) offered to undergraduate students is basic mathematics. This subject is taught in the first semester to give students the necessary knowledge, skills, or abilities to solve problems. Given the wide range of applications of mathematics, mathematics must be taught in a way connected with religion. The PTKIN document contrasts PTKIN and general universities, which includes this issue. This study aims to provide insights or opinions about the content of the primary mathematics curriculum based on the Al Quran. The author's primary sources for this bibliographic approach are the Al Quran, math articles with an Islamic context, and math publications based on the Al Quran. Other supplementary materials are from articles and math textbooks that are not contextualized within the Islamic framework. One of the various versions that may be utilized as teaching materials for lecturers in this MK is provided in student worksheets and handouts for statistics-related courses.</p> Mahdalena Mahdalena Nurlaila Nurlaila Copyright (c) 2024 Mahdalena Mahdalena, Nurlaila Nurlaila https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-04-14 2024-04-14 8 1 64 79 10.37249/assalam.v8i1.735 IMPROVING STUDENTS' ABILITY IN WRITING REPORT TEXT BY USING THE THINK TALK WRITE STRATEGY https://www.jurnal-assalam.org/index.php/JAS/article/view/442 <p>This study intends to see the improvement of students' report text writing skills using the TTW strategy in Man 1 Central Aceh. The research design is experimental quantitative, while the data collection is by pre and post-test. The sample was taken from class XI IPA1 (20 students in an experimental class) and XI IPA2 (20 students in a control class). Before treatment, the writing ability of the experimental class students was low, with an average pre-test score of 34.65, while the control class students with an average score of 33.35. However, there was an increase after treatment in the experimental class, as seen from the average score results. The post-test average was 69.75, an increase of 35.1. The results of the t-test calculation, where the t-score value is greater than the t-table at a significance level of 0.05. It shows that (Ha) is accepted, and (H0) is rejected. It means that the TTW strategy contributes to improving student's writing skills in making report texts.</p> Muhammad Hasyimsyah Batubara Umraini Bastari Nurmalina Nurmalina Copyright (c) 2024 Muhammad Hasyimsyah Batubara, Umraini Bastari, Nurmalina Nurmalina https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-06-16 2024-06-16 8 1 80 89 10.37249/assalam.v8i1.442 THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS TO FACILITATE ENGLISH LEARNING: A SURVEY OF GAYONESE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS https://www.jurnal-assalam.org/index.php/JAS/article/view/610 <p>Social media is a technological advancement in information and communication used by people of all ages and around the globe. Even though social media platforms were not initially designed for education, they have captured the attention of some educators, particularly those who teach and study the English language. This study aimed to determine what kinds of social media English students at the State Institute of Islamic Studies Takengon utilize and how social media assists students in learning English. In this study, a descriptive-qualitative methodology was employed. The researcher used open-ended response surveys, interviews, and written records to collect data. This research utilized data analysis techniques involving data reduction, presentation, conclusion, and verification. To ensure the validity of the information, the writer employed both reliability and source triangulation mechanisms. According to the findings of this study, students improved their English skills by utilizing eight different social media platforms, including Blogger, Facebook, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Telegram, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. In comparison, most students prefer media-sharing platforms (MMS) to social networking sites (SNS) to enhance their English skills. Students mainly use social media features such as viewing videos, listening to podcasts, and conversing with native English speakers. In addition, they also utilize personal chat, group chat, comment sections, photos, descriptions, stories, and biographies to enhance their English skills through peer interaction. The study's conclusions may have an impact on curriculum development, instructional strategies, and educational policies that support language acquisition and cross-cultural communication in digital environments, both within and outside of Gayonese universities.</p> Imam Munandar Copyright (c) 2024 Imam Munandar https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-06-16 2024-06-16 8 1 90 99 10.37249/assalam.v8i1.610 ANALYSIS OF THE TOLERANCE ATTITUDE OF CENTRAL ACEH SOCIETY TOWARDS RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES https://www.jurnal-assalam.org/index.php/JAS/article/view/614 <p>This study aims to analyze the attitude of Central Aceh society towards religious differences. Central Aceh is a region with significant religious diversity, with the majority of the population adhering to Islam. However, religious differences can also be found within the Central Aceh society, such as Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. This study employs a quantitative approach by collecting data through a survey conducted among 300 respondents representing the Central Aceh community. The survey instrument used is a reliable measurement scale of tolerance attitudes. The obtained data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The analysis results show that, overall, the Central Aceh society exhibits a relatively high level of tolerance towards religious differences. The majority of respondents express respect for the right of every individual to choose and practice their own religion. However, there are several interesting findings regarding the factors influencing tolerance attitudes. Factors such as education, interreligious interaction experiences, and understanding of human rights significantly influence the tolerance attitudes of the Central Aceh society. This research contributes significantly to the understanding of tolerance attitudes in the Central Aceh community and provides insights for stakeholders, including the government and educational institutions, in developing programs that promote more inclusive and respectful tolerance attitudes among communities with different religious backgrounds. The policy implications derived from this research are expected to enhance harmony and inter-religious coexistence in Central Aceh, as well as foster sustainable social development processes.</p> Muhammad Riza Syibran Mulasi Copyright (c) 2024 Muhammad Riza, Syibran Mulasi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2024-06-29 2024-06-29 8 1 100 113 10.37249/assalam.v8i1.614