Jambi University Students’ Difficulties In Writing A Short Story

Bangun, Yoana Ribka (2020) Jambi University Students’ Difficulties In Writing A Short Story. S1 thesis, Universitas Jambi.

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Abstract

The purpose of conducting this research was to find out English students’ difficulties in writing a Short Story. The method that was used in this research was qualitative descriptive. The instrument of this research was an interview. The subjects of this research were five English students in the academic year 2016 in English program study of Jambi University. In obtaining the data, the researcher conducted an interview by phone. After collecting all the data, the interview was transcribed by the researcher for a week. Interview transcripts were checked by students in case they wanted to change or added anything they considered. After that, the researcher read the entire transcriptions carefully then picked interview transcription and started to code entire the data relates to the research questions. The researcher then listed all code words and grouped similar codes. It is found that there are two main themes found from the interview, include; 1) Personal Issues consists of motivation and lack of practice. 2) Writing Skill Related Issues consists of linguistic problems (diction, figurative language, and grammatical problems) and content problems (developing idea and plot). In conclusion, the most problems faced by students in writing their short story are writing skill-related issue; grammatical problems and content problems. Grammatical problem is reported as the most common problem faced by students in writing their short story. Moreover, the result of this study would be of benefit for English students to improve their writing skill and also for the lecturers to improve the teaching creative writing method.

Type: Thesis (S1)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: YOANA RIBKA BANGUN
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2020 02:13
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2020 02:13
URI: https://repository.unja.ac.id/id/eprint/13223

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