Student’s strategies in building coherence in writing English essay

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Kusumawardani, Melinda Ayu (2018) Student’s strategies in building coherence in writing English essay. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya.

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Building coherence in writing English essay is not easy as what people imagined. The writer should maintain the ideas from the first paragraph to the end of paragraph. Coherence can be achieved to the use of appropriate transition signals to link the ideas, pronouns consistency, repetition of keyword, and logical order arrangement. In other words, all the sentences must be linked with the right use of transition signals as the conjunction, pronouns reference consistently, repeat keyword or repeat the idea as the sign for the writer and the reader when reading the text, and arrange the idea chronologically. This study aims to find out the student’s strategies in building coherence for writing English essay and the student’s reasons for selecting the strategies. This study uses descriptive qualitative design. Based on the findings, this research figured out that the use of transition signals was 59%, 25% consistent pronouns, 15% repetition of keywords, and 1 % logical order arrangement. Furthermore, the student’s reasons for selecting the strategies is categorized to each strategy. The students used transition signals to connect the sentences, explain the topic, and organize the sentence. In using consistent pronouns all students argued that it used to replace the subjects, objects, names of people, things, and so on. The students used repetition of keyword to make the readers remember about the topics discussed in essay and maintain the topic from the beginning to the end. In arranging the ideas in logical order, the way students arrange is based on their experience and the lecture’s outline.


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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Kusumawardani, Melinda Ayumelindaayuwulandari04@gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Pendidikan > Pembelajaran
Pendidikan > Metode
Uncontrolled Keywords: Student’s Strategies; Writing Essay; Coherence in Writing
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Kusumawardani Melinda Ayu
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 03:16
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2018 03:16

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