An analysis of students’ errors in writing introduction of the undergraduate thesis of English Education Department of IAIN Metro 2017

Nur Laily, Farida (2019) An analysis of students’ errors in writing introduction of the undergraduate thesis of English Education Department of IAIN Metro 2017. Undergraduate thesis, IAIN Metro.

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to analyze the types of error made by students based on surface strategy taxonomy that appears on the students’ undergraduate thesis in English education department of IAIN Metro 2017. Beside that, to find the difficulties faced by students in writing introduction on the undergraduate thesis. This research is conducted on the basis of students’ undergraduate thesis in English education department of IAIN Metro 2017. Based on the observation, the problem that the writer took in this research was error in writing based on Surface Strategy Taxonomy by Heidi Dulay.

Therefore, in this research the writer chose to use the qualitative method with the case study approach. Furthermore, the object of this research was 10 students’ undergraduate thesis in English education department of IAIN Metro 2017 that has been taken only introduction part and the subject of this research was the students of English education department who are writing undergraduate thesis. The data were collected through documentation and interview.

Regarding to the process of the research, the writer firstly collected the introduction from 10 students’ undergraduate thesis in English education department of IAIN Metro 2017 in the form of pictures in library IAIN Metro. Then, the writer analyzed sentences on the introduction by finding the errors in using grammatical structure and morphology.

In addition, the errors were categorized into 4 types namely, omission, addition, misformation, and misordering. The error commonly appeared in students’ undergradute thesis in English education department 2017 is omission. The total of errors were 137 items, such as omission 60 items (44%), addition 37 items (27%), misformation 37 items (27%), and misordering 3 items (2%). In conclusion, there are still many errors in using grammatical structure on the students’ undergraduate thesis of IAIN Metro 2017. Beside that, the difficulties faced by students in writing introduction are less understanding the subject material, lack of carefulness, and limited vocabulary.

Keywords: Error Analysis, Surface Strategy Taxonomy, Introduction, Undergraduate Thesis

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Kependidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Aan Gufroni .
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 07:30
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 07:30
URI: https://repository.metrouniv.ac.id/id/eprint/141

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