Students' Perception on Writing Problems in the Fifth Semester students at One Islamic University in Jambi

Husni, Nur (2017) Students' Perception on Writing Problems in the Fifth Semester students at One Islamic University in Jambi. Universitas Jambi, 1 (15). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1234 (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to find out students' problems in writing in the fifth-semester students in Islamic University in Jambi. This study use survey with the quantitative approach. The population of this research was the fifth-semester students in Islamic University in Jambi consist of 98 students at English study program at Faculty of Teacher Training and Education “Tarbiyah”. Moreover, 70 students were selected as the sample and returned the questionnaire. The questionnaire consists of 28 questions of 7 types of problems with 5 alternative answers. The researcher used SPSS to analyze the data and the descriptive analysis such as sequence percentage, and level of problem types. It was found that there were 7 types of the problems that students faced in their learning writing. They were poor organization/illogical sequence, a problem of word choice, grammatical error, spelling problem, confused on supporting the ideas, punctuation problem, and capitalization. The overall mean of students' problems in writing in the fifth-semester students in Islamic University in Jambi was 3.37 categorized as "medium". Specifically, students problems in poor organization/illogical sequence was 3.69, problem of word choice was 3.72, grammatical error was 3.25, spelling problem was 3.35, confused on supporting the ideas was 3.12, punctuation problem was 3.17, capitalization was 3.35. All the process in scientific approach was categorized as "medium" for the students. It means that the students did not find significant problem in writing course. Moreover, based on the rank, problem of word choice was found as the most dominant problem for the students in writing. The mean score was 3.72 then, poor organization/illogical sequence was the second problem mean score 3.69. For spelling problem and capitalization were the third problem mean score 3.35. Next, grammatical error was the fourth problem mean score 3.25. And punctuation problem was the fifth problem in writing mean score 3.17. And the last confused on supporting the ideas was 3.11. In conclusion, from the interpretation of the mean, and most of the students agreed that they had dominant problems word choice and poor organization/illogical sequence. And also the most dominant problems encountered by female and male students were for the male, it was grammatical error and for the female, problem of word choice was the problem writing found in writing subject.

Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: NUR HUSNI
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2017 06:46
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 06:46
URI: http://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/2099

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