(Similarity + Document) An Error Analysis on the Use of Gerunds in Writing Descriptive Paragraph

Irianti, Refsa Ina and Astutik, Indri and Devanti, Yeni Mardiyana (2023) (Similarity + Document) An Error Analysis on the Use of Gerunds in Writing Descriptive Paragraph. Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember.

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Analyzing students' writing specifically the components of it is crucial issue to assess how well students develop their ideas. Grammar, one of the writing components, consists of many aspects. One of the grammar aspects is gerunds. Thus, the use of gerunds in writing is unavoidable. The purposes of this research were to find out and identify the kinds and causes of students’ errors in the use of gerunds in their writing. This research used a case study design of qualitative research by employing thirty students of a private vocational school in Jember. The instruments of this research were writing assignments and interviews. The writer gave thirty students writing assignments and were analyzed to find out their errors that fall into four categories, i.e., omission, addition, miss-formation, and miss-ordering. The findings revealed there were 47 errors (44.34%) omission. 11 errors (10.38%) addition, 44 errors (41.51%) miss-formation, and 4 errors (3.77%) miss-ordering. Hopefully, the findings will contribute to help teachers in designing the writing activities in the classroom and the kind of assessment or feedback they use to help their students to have good writing ability.

Item Type: Peer Review
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Error analysis; Gerunds; Descriptive Paragraph
Subjects: 400 Language > 407 Education, Research & Related Topics
Divisions: Faculty of Teaching and Education Science > Department of English Literature Education (S1)
Depositing User: Astutik Indri
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2023 02:26
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2023 02:26
URI: http://repository.unmuhjember.ac.id/id/eprint/16499

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