An Analysis of Language Features in Writing Descriptive Text of the Tenth Graders at SMAN 1 Balong Ponorogo

Diana, Alifvia Dias Mawar (2021) An Analysis of Language Features in Writing Descriptive Text of the Tenth Graders at SMAN 1 Balong Ponorogo. Undergraduate (S1) thesis, IAIN Ponorogo.

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Abstract

DIANA, ALIFVIA DIAS MAWAR, 2021. An Error Analysis of Language
Features in Writing Descriptive Texts of the Tenth Graders at SMAN 1
Balong. Thesis, English Education Department, Tarbiyah and Teacher
Training faculty, State Institute of Islamic Studies of Ponorogo. Advisor:
Dr. Tintin Susilowati, M. Pd
Keyword: Language Features, Descriptive Text, Writing Ability
Writing is one of the ways how people can communicate in written form to
transfer some messages. Descriptive text is a kind of texts that visualizes the current
subject deeply. In writing descriptive text, the language features have become one
of its characteristics that consist of the specific participant, the use of simple present
tense, the use of linking verb, the use of auxiliary verb and the formulating of the
noun phrase. Definitely, some students still have some difficulties in using language
features of descriptive text. Hence, this study is aimed at describing the students’
difficulties and students’ ability in using language features of descriptive text.
In this research, the researcher solved the statements of the problems as follow:
1) What are the students’ language feature difficulties in writing descriptive text at
the tenth grader of SMAN 1 Balong in academic year 2020/2021? 2) How is the
students’ ability in using language features in writing descriptive text at the tenth
grader of SMAN 1 Balong in academic year 2020/2021?
This study implemented descriptive qualitative research as the research design.
In this research, the data were analyzed through data condensation, data display,
and drawing and verifying conclusions, while to verify the data, the researcher used
triangulation method. The data were gotten from the students’ results in writing
descriptive text, the interview of the English teacher and the students’
questionnaire. The participants of this research consists of 22 students of MIPA 2
at SMAN 1 Balong.
The findings clarified that: 1) the students’ difficulties in using the language
features of descriptive text consist of using simple present tense in adding –s or –es
for the third singular subject, using linking verb in writing nominal sentences by
using to be (is, am, are) , forming noun phrase in placing the noun and adjective
word, and using auxiliary verb in determining the subject possession (has or have),
and 2) The students’ ability in using the language features of descriptive text is low.
It was found that 91% of them have difficulties in using the simple present pattern.
55% of them have problem with forming the noun phrase. 32% in using auxiliary
verb, and 9% in using linking verb in nominal verb. In conclusion, it is suggested
to the students to practice their writing skills in their leisure time. The teacher
should guide them in the course by giving regular practices, feedback, and
explanation.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate (S1))
Thesis Supervisor: Tintin Susilowati
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Jurusan Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mr Perpustakaan IAIN Ponorogo
Date Deposited: 31 May 2021 00:25
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 00:25
URI: http://etheses.iainponorogo.ac.id/id/eprint/14202

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