COMMON GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN WRITING NARRATIVE TEXT OF EIGHT GRADE STUDENTS AT MTS NEGERI SIJENJANG

Sahara, Novita (2017) COMMON GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN WRITING NARRATIVE TEXT OF EIGHT GRADE STUDENTS AT MTS NEGERI SIJENJANG. Universitas Jambi, 1 (11). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1234 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to describe the students’ common errors in writing narrative at MTs Negeri Sijenjang. In doing this study the researcher used survey research design in form of quantitative method. The sample was taken from 8th grade students at MTs Negeri Sijenjang. The researcher took VIII A class as the sample. They are 30 students. The data were collected through the result of students’ writing assignment from the English teacher. The data were analyzed by using a format of error identification. The result of the research showed that there are thirteen common errors was found. They were verb-tense, capital letters, possesive case, punctuation, spelling, preposition, redundancy, word order, singular/plural, word choice, article, pronoun. The biggest error found in capital letter category. There are 38 errors (28.57%). The second came from verb-tense category. There are 34 errors (25.56%). Meanwhile the smallest number of error came from possessive case category. 1 (0.85%) error was found. It can be conclude that the students of MTsN Sijenjang faced some problems in the process of writing a text. They still have poor knowledge how to write a text in a good way and grammatically. Based on the observation in the classroom, the researcher assumed that the error made by the students was caused by the influence of Bahasa Indonesia. The student does not accustom to use English. They only used their mother tongue even when they learning English in the classroom. The suggestions are addressed to the teachers. For the teachers, considering the fact that the biggest number of errors comes from capital letters and verb tense category, the teachers should emphasize the concept of those. It is important for the teachers to ensure that the students really understand the use of verb tense rules, specifically in the use of past tense which is frequently used in narrative writing. For example, the teachers can give writing instructions of how to use to be, past form of regular and irregular verb correctly.

Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: NOVITA SAHARA
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 01:26
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 01:26
URI: http://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/2096

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