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AN ANALYSIS ON THESIS' BACKGROUND OF STUDY WRITTEN BY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS OF UMM

MUSLIM, FRENSISKA (2012) AN ANALYSIS ON THESIS' BACKGROUND OF STUDY WRITTEN BY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS OF UMM. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

This research aimed at studying the thesis' background of study written by English department students of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). This study was conducted to find out whether the backgrounds of study written by English department students of UMM meet suggested criteria or not. This research was based on the fact that writing a text or background of study in this case is complex and difficult. It needs skills and knowledge to make a background of study effective. This study focused on two major things, namely: the components of background of study and the writing organization. Component of background of study is a list of things that should be written in background of study. It includes the explanation of theories related to the research, previous research, the explanation of the recent fact related to the research, the explanation of why the statements of problem occurred, the explanation about the problem's implication¸ and the statement of why the study should be done. However, the writing organization will determine the arrangement of component in background of study. This study used descriptive qualitative research design. The writer described and interpreted the phenomena that existed in English Department of University of Muhammadiyah Malang regarding to writing thesis' background of study. The object of this study was thesis' background of study written by English department students of UMM. The data were taken from year 2010 and 2011 randomly. The writer took 10 (ten) data from year 2010, and 5 (five) from year 2011. After analyzing all objects of the study, the writer found out that not all of the components of backgrounds of study are used by English department students of UMM in writing thesis' background of study; just some of the thesis writers used all the components in writing background of study completely. Among 15 samples of background of study as the objects, just 4 (four) of them used all components above. The rest only used some of the components. Besides, In terms of writing organization, overall the thesis' background of study written by English department students of UMM is not well organized. In writing the background of study, there are certain weaknesses made by the writers in terms of the unity and coherence in each paragraph, and the transitions between paragraphs.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: Mrs Ruli Alfi
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 03:51
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 02:21
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/31020

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