A Study on the composing process of the skilled student-writers of the English Department of Widya Mandala Catholic University

Kalimasada, Jatayu Haqque (2012) A Study on the composing process of the skilled student-writers of the English Department of Widya Mandala Catholic University. Undergraduate thesis, Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya.

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Abstract

English especially writing as one of the four life active language skills becomes important to be mastered by students to have good communication. By writing, we can express our thought; write a report essay, note or message. There are processes of composing in writing, linear and non-linear. In academic writing, the ability to tell or retell pieces of information in the form of narration or description or to transform information into new texts, as in the expository or argumentative writing requires conscious effort and much practice in composing process in writing. Their capability, vocabulary and writing styles determine the levels and distinguish between skilled and less skilled student-writers also. Meanwhile, linear and non linear of the composing processes have different advantages or disadvantages that influence the quality of the compositions also. However, based on the background explained above, the writers intends to have research in order to describe how the composing process of the skilled students-writters and the quality of the skilled student-writers composition is. The writer comducted the study in order to get the findings of the research problems as stated above. To get the data, the writer asked permission to do some observations from the head of the English Departement of Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya. After doing some observations, the writer chose some students as the subjects. Then, the writer gave the questionnaires to the chosen subjects before asking them to compose a free topic of explanation-type of the text genre-compositions. After collecting the data from the chosen subjects, the writer categorized the data in order to answer each of the research questions. Having analyzed the data, the writer got the finding was the composing process done by the skilled student writers was linear. The second finding was about the quality of the skilled students-writers compositions which varies widely. From the results of the analysis, it is some skilled student writers do all the strategies of composing process influenves the quality of the compositions. The quality shown by the results of each subjects composition range between excellent to good. Finally, the writer came up with some suggestion for the learning to write, the teaching of writing course and further studies related to the writing, the composing process especially.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Department: ["eprint_fieldopt_department_Faculty of Teacher Training and Education" not defined]
Subjects: English Education
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > English Education Study Program
Depositing User: Lucia Sukristini
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 02:17
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2015 07:50
URI: http://repository.wima.ac.id/id/eprint/477

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