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AN ANALYSIS OF GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH MADE BY THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS OF SMP MUHAMMADIYAH 06 DAU MALANG

DEWI, FENTI UTIA (2011) AN ANALYSIS OF GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN WRITING DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH MADE BY THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS OF SMP MUHAMMADIYAH 06 DAU MALANG. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

Some linguistic practitioners said that among four basic skills in English, writing is the most complicated one. Furthermore, the students will make such kind of errors not only in vocabulary and spelling but also in grammar. Students’ errors are common and natural since it is impossible for foreign language learners to avoid erronouse in learning language skills. The researcher analysis the students’ grammatical errors in writing descriptive paragraph because most of second year students of SMP Muhammadiyah 06 Dau Malang still had difficulties in constructing a good sentence in the paragraph. This study used descriptive quantitative research because the aim of this study was to determine the frequency of occurrence of each type of errors in students’ writing descriptive paragraph. The population of this study was writing paragraph of second year students of SMP Muhammadiyah )^ Dau and 30 students’ writing paragraph from VIII B Class as the sample of this study. This study used documents to collect the data. The documents of this study were students’ compositions. The writer took some steps to analyze the data namely identifying and classifying, and determining the frequency of occurrence the errors. From the data analysis, the students made 230 errors from 30 students’ composition. The types of errors were 86 errors (37,39%) of omission, 23 errors (10%) of addition, 89 errors (38,70%) of misformation, and 32 errors (13,91%) of misordering. Based on the total percentage of each type of errors, it was concluded that the dominant errors in descriptive paragraph made by the second year students of SMP Muhammadiyah 06 Dau Malang was misformation error. This error was caused by overgeneralization in which the students made the deviate structure based on their experience in the first language into the target language, ignorance of the restriction, and incomplete application of rules.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Adi Husada
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 08:46
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/30900

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