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

Students' Critical Thinking in Writing an English Exposition Text (A Case Study in a Private University in West Java)

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Dedeh Rohayati
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Dedeh Rohayati
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https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.50How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Critical Thinking; English Exposition Text; Writing.
Abstract

This study was aimed to investigate elements of critical thinking demonstrated by students in their writing an English exposition text. Further, it was intended to find out students' opinion about critical thinking reflected in their essays. A qualitative research design, particularly a case study, was employed. The data of students' texts which were analyzed by using the critical thinking theory proposed by Reichenbach (2001), Ennis (1996), and Chaffee et al (2002) indicated that students were able to utilize all aspects of critical thinking. However, they still need guidance in expressing effective and sound arguments. Moreover, the result of interview indicated that students lack critical thinking knowledge. Because of that, they suggested critical thinking and written composition should be taught and combined into an integrated activity.

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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-16.2017.50How 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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