Problems Faced By Students in Writing English Academic Summary

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Atika Kumal Dewi
Nanda Saputra

Abstract

Purpose: This research investigates the problems faced by college students in writing English academic summary.


Methodology/Approach/Design: The method used includes surface strategy taxonomy by Heidi Dulay and non-linguistic problem using personal interview. The data were collected from 35 original summary writing documents for the linguistic sources and Zoom meeting video recorder for the non-linguistic sources. The samples were 7 students in 5th semester of English Education Department, Islamic State Institute of Kediri. To gather data, the researchers employed a random sampling technique. The data analysis used descriptive qualitative methods.


Results: The result of the data analysis shows that the students committed four types of surface strategy taxonomy: omission, addition, misformation, and miss ordering. Misformation is the type of common problem found in the students’ summary writing. In the personal interview, it was found that misunderstands about advanced-vocabulary is the common non-linguistic problem. These represent the problems faced by students.


Practical Implications: This research study has implications for teachers and students. The results can be of use for improving students’ writing and designing alternative teaching skills for this important skill.


Originality/Value: Summary writing process helps the students to expand their view about proper academic writing. This situation suggests that summary writing is a good strategy technique to be applied in college students. However, the ability in writing an academic summary using surface strategy taxonomy needs to be improved

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Dewi, A. K. ., & Saputra, N. (2021). Problems Faced By Students in Writing English Academic Summary. Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences, 2(2), 126-135. https://doi.org/10.47631/mejress.v2i2.257
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