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An Error Analysis on Punctuation in Writing Assignment at SMK N 2 Metro in the Academic Year 2021/2022

Dewi, Ageng Fitria (2022) An Error Analysis on Punctuation in Writing Assignment at SMK N 2 Metro in the Academic Year 2021/2022. Undergraduate thesis, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Metro.

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The purpose of this study is to analyze the types of punctuation errors made by students based on the surface strategy taxonomy that appeared in the student writing assignments of SMK Negeri 2 Metro in the academic year 2021/2022 and to find out how to minimize punctuation errors faced by students in their writing assignments. The use of qualitative methods with a case study approach, namely conducting observations, interviews, and documentation used to collect data.

The results of this study indicate that the types of punctuation errors written by tenth graders of SMK Negeri 2 Metro found omission errors (period, comma, exclamation mark, question mark, quotation mark, and apostrophes) addition errors (period, comma, exclamation mark, quotation mark, and apostrophes), misformation (using capital letters, comma, exclamation mark, and full stop), and misordering errors (using comma and quotation mark). The most dominant error made by students in the use of punctuation is the omission of commas 137 items. The total errors were 478 items, such as omission 343 items (72%), addition 21 items (4%), misformation 111 items (23%), and misordering 3 items (1%). To minimize errors in the use of punctuation an effort is needed, namely the teacher immediately corrects and clarifies the punctuation errors found in students' writing assignments, between students, the activity of reading each other's important writings before being submitted to the teacher, students must be more careful when writing and not in a hurry when write.

The conclusion of this study is that there are still many students who make erros using punctuation in English writing activities, students lack knowledge about the function and application of punctuation marks. The writer advises all readers to be more careful in using punctuation, especially commas, periods, capital letters, apostrophes, quotation marks, question marks, and exclamation marks. It is important to learn the rules and functions of punctuation because punctuation is important in writing.
Keywords: Error, Punctuation,Error Analysis,Writing

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Kependidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Aan Gufroni .
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 07:07
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 07:07

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