The Use of the Jakarta Post Newspaper to Motivate the Students in Writing News Item Text Based on Generic Structure, Language Features and Social Function (a Case of the Tenth Grade Students of SMA N 1 Mranggen in the Academic Year of 2010/2011).

Friska Ayu Fitriani , 2201407166 (2011) The Use of the Jakarta Post Newspaper to Motivate the Students in Writing News Item Text Based on Generic Structure, Language Features and Social Function (a Case of the Tenth Grade Students of SMA N 1 Mranggen in the Academic Year of 2010/2011). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    The objectives of this study are: (1) how generic structures of news item texts written by the tenth grade students of SMA N 1 Mranggen in the academic year of 2010/2011 are? (2) how language features of news item texts written by the tenth grade students of SMA N 1 Mranggen in the academic year of 2010/2011 are? (3) how social function of news item texts written by the tenth grade students of SMA N 1 Mranggen in the academic year of 2010/2011 are? Descriptive qualitative research method is used in this research. The data of the study are news item texts written by the tenth grade students from Jakarta Post newspaper. In this study, writing test and questionnaire are given as the instrument of the study. Based on the result of the score described, it can conclude that the majority of the tenth grade students of SMA Negeri 1 Mranggen were failed in writing news item text based on the generic structure, language features and social function. Eventhough, the students were interested in the using Jakarta Post newspaper as the materials which were given by the teacher during the research; but it can conclude that Jakarta Post newspaper could not be used to motivate students in writing news item text. It could be seen from the students’ writing which still had difficulty in writing news item text. The students had difficulty in creating paragraph news item that was united and coherent. They still had difficulty in grammar, word choice, and mechanics achieved for all aspects. Moreover, most of the students have limited vocabulary. They do not know the meaning of unfamiliar words in some news article taken from Jakarta Post newspaper. In relation with the result of the study, it is suggested that (1) English teachers applied appropriate methods and techniques in teaching news item text in class to his or her students so that the students are able to write news item text well, and (2) for the next researchers, it is hoped that this research can be a source of literary review to conduct similar researches.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: News Item Text, Writing, Jakarta Post Newspaper, Generic Structure, Language Features, Social Function, Descriptive Qualitative Method.
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: eko handoyo perpustakaan
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2011 04:28
    Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 04:28

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