Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

Why It Took so Long to Complete Undergraduate Thesis at English Department:

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Yulhenli Thabran, Nunung Fajaryani
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https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.39How to use a DOI?
Keywords
thesis writing process; a case study; semi-structured interview; thesis completion
Abstract

In this study, we seek to explore issues surrounding thesis writing process and completion among English department students. It has been years that students in our department spend relatively longer in completing bachelor thesis. It takes them minimum two semesters or even more to complete their thesis. On average, most students spend four and half years to five years to finish their study. One of the biggest hurdles is the difficulty to complete thesis within short time. Writing thesis within short period of time is very demanding for students and not many of them can do that. With a case study approach, we interviewed eleven lecturers and eight students to get true account on both sides on what make thesis writing is so difficult and time-consuming project. The results of semi-structured interview reveal very diverse perspective on that issue. However, the recurring themes that unite both parties among others are: insufficient planning, bad time management, low proficiency of English, low motivation and self-discipline, involved in other activity besides thesis writing, insufficient knowledge for doing research, and student-supervisor relationship.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-322-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.39How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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