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An Analysis of Students’ Difficulties in Mastering Vocabulary At SMP Negeri 8 Metro

Octaviani, Intan Nur (2023) An Analysis of Students’ Difficulties in Mastering Vocabulary At SMP Negeri 8 Metro. Undergraduate thesis, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Metro.

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The purpose of this study was to find out the students' difficulties in understanding vocabulary. Students struggle to communicate effectively in a foreign language if they lack vocabulary. As a result, researchers are motivated to conduct research on the problems students face and the strategies they use to solve them.

This study uses a descriptive qualitative research method that focuses on vocabulary difficulties. In this study, the researcher chose seventh grade students to be research participants because based on the results of the preliminary study they seemed to have difficulty understanding English lessons and the students' vocabulary mastery was still low. To collect data, researchers used interviews, observation, and document review.

The results of this study indicate that students get some difficulties in mastering vocabulary, namely pronunciation, spelling, and meaning. Only three students could answer 13 and 12 correctly out of a total of 15 questions. In addition, the average mark of all students is 57,5% with a minimum score is 40 and the maximum score is 83. Thus, it shows that students have difficulty in answering.In addition, they use several strategies in solving problems such as developing students' skills and strategies, giving examples, and translating.

Keywords: Vocabulary, Students’ Difficulties

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Kependidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Aan Gufroni .
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2023 01:58
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2023 01:58

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