Practical Strategies to Improve Students' Writing Skill

Limantoro, Singgih Widodo (2016) Practical Strategies to Improve Students' Writing Skill. In: The 5th ELTLT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. Faculty of Languages and Arts State University of Semarang, Semarang, pp. 618-622. ISBN 978-602-73769-3-9

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Abstract

Writing has been considered the most neglected one in Indonesian schools. Based on the advisors' analysis for the last three years, the last semester students of Business English study program of Politeknik Ubaya had written their final reports with abundant mistakes so that their advisors had to work hard in order to help them edit their writings almost totally. The other fact, the writer also saw that the first writing task of their first year students also had a lot of mistakes on especially accuracy (grammar and choice of words), coherence, unity, and content/idea. As a matter of fact, the students didn't acquire sufficient practice on writing when they were in their previous schooling. Moreover, it was also found out that the students English competence in the last three years was relatively low, their average TOEFL score was 439. Their poor writing skill might be improved by using practical strategies to achieve their best English writing skill. The participants of the research consist of the first and second years students of Business English study program of Politeknik Ubaya in the 2015/2016 academic year. In this research. the writer would like to provide the mapping of the participants' writing difficulties and set up some practical strategies to improve their writing skill. This is a part of his research road-map to improve the students' writing skill

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: writing skill, map of challenges, strategies
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Polytechnic > Diploma in Foreign Business Language
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 08:24
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 08:24
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/29475

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