A STUDY OF COHESIVENESS ON STUDENTS’ WRITINGS IN THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF SEMARANG

AGUNG DWI NURCAHYO, 2201503002 (2006) A STUDY OF COHESIVENESS ON STUDENTS’ WRITINGS IN THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF SEMARANG. Masters thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    Communicative competence has been the main target of Language Teaching and Learning process. Teaching English is a matter of training students so that they are able to communicate in English either orally or in written. Cohesion, besides coherence, has then become important case to discuss due to the fact that it is part of writing competence. Analyzing the use of cohesion in a writing is looking closely the utilization of cohesive devices, such as reference, substitution, ellipsis, and lexical cohesion in it. This study is aimed at investigating how students in the English Department of the State University make use of the cohesive devices in their narrative essays. This is a qualitative case study. The data is collected by giving an assignment to the students to make a narrative essay. Their essays are then analyzed by technique of marking. The marking technique is done by using bold typing, italicizing, underlining, and giving quotation mark. The analysis also presents some charts to know the occurrence of cohesive devices in the students’ essays. The results of the analysis showed that the students tend to use reference in high intensity compared with the other cohesive devices. Most of their writings have also applied the endophoric reference in a quite good proportion so that their writings can be considered as the cohesive ones. Finally, it is recommended that teachers or lecturers should expose their students to intensive course for cohesion and coherence because these two items are the main properties by which their writings are considered to be the good ones

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: communicative competence, cohesive devices, cohesion, coherence
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Pasca Sarjana > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris, S2
    Depositing User: S.Kom Heru Setyanto
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 05:14
    Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 05:14

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