ANALYZING THE EIGHTHGRADE STUDENTS’ ERRORS IN CONSTRUCTING RECOUNT PARAGRAPH IN SMPN 1 GONDANGWETAN, PASURUAN

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Writing is important for learners, not only for academic activity but also for social activity but to write well is difficult. The purpose of this study was to know the types of errors and the most frequent errors made by eight grade students of SMPN 1 Gondangwetan Pasuruan in academic year of 2015/2016. The research design of this study was qualitative design which was focused on content analysis. The researcher took sample from class B was the excellent class. There were totally 40 texts that were analyzed by the researcher. The researchers collect the students writing in recount text on March, 15th 2016 to English teacher. The researcher only analyzed the students writing based on surface strategy taxonomy by Dulay, Krashen, and Burt. The result of the study showed that there were totally 245 errors occurred in the students’ text. It consisted of 189 omission errors (77.14%), 36 addition errors (14.70%), 4 misformation errors (1.63%), and 16 misordering errors (6.53%). It meant that omission was the most frequent type error made by the students, followed by addition, misordering and misformation.The conclusion is eight grade students of SMPN 1 Gondangwetan in making writing recount text, especially on grammar. The researcher expects the teachers who teach English in writing give more attention in the students’ grammar, especially in the part which the students make frequent error.

 

Keywords : students’ error, writing recount text, surface strategy taxonomy


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