Genre Analysis on Undergraduate Thesis Introductions in English Education Study Program at Jambi University (Skripsi)

Lukita, Nanda Genre Analysis on Undergraduate Thesis Introductions in English Education Study Program at Jambi University (Skripsi). UNIVERSITAS JAMBI. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Genre analysis studies have been flourishing in the last few decades and Swales with his proposed Create-A-Research-Space (CARS) model (1990, 2004) has played an influential role in centralizing genre studies and researches under the umbrella of ESP. However, most of the works in genre analysis has been focused on scholar-produced genres, especially research article introductions (RAIs) and fewer studies have been conducted on equally important student-produced genres, such as undergraduate thesis introduction. The current research aims to explore what rhetorical moves occur in undergraduate thesis introductions in English Education Study Program at Jambi University and how the moves are organized in the texts, using the modified version of CARS model by Samraj (2008). Fourteen undergraduate thesis introductions in digital format are retrieved from an online repository managed by the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of Jambi University. The current research is conducted under the qualitative design to provide description and explanation about rhetorical moves and orders found in the texts. The findings show that the thesis introductions generally follow the modified version of CARS model by Samraj with a few exceptions which are the absence of M1S1B and M3S5 steps. The results also show that the writing conventions of the students are partly influenced by their native Indonesian cultures, which are: indirectness and politeness. The results also show that the students prefer a linear pattern, as adapted from Kaplan’s model (1966), to organize the moves but with addition of repetition and/or repetition with increasing specificity and/or regression. It is concluded based on the results that shared values in both speech community and discourse community govern the writing styles of the students. The findings of this research imply that undergraduate thesis introductions in English Education Study Program at Jambi University do have similarities and differences in terms of rhetorical strategies so that it becomes an important task to expose the students to genre analysis and various rhetorical models designed by experts for the purposes of academic writing in general and thesis writing in specific.

Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: NANDA LUKITA
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 02:59
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 02:59
URI: http://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/5438

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