Coherence in Bachelor Degree Theses in a Public University
- 10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.154How to use a DOI?
- coherence, academic writing, bachelor degree thesis, public university, Indonesia
There has been a lot of studies of coherence in academic writing. Many previous studies have focused on coherence in research articles, newspapers, books, and literary works. There is not much research on coherence in undergraduate student thesis. This study aims to respond to the knowledge gap. This aims to identify the coherence in bachelor thesis writing in English department of a public university. The case study used 171 of students’ thesis who graduated from 2016 to 2018. The findings of the study are that coherence becomes one of the main problems in thesis writing especially lack of consistency, low quality, logical orders, and organization of writing. Therefore, the findings of the research have significant pedagogical implications for lecturers, researchers, and students. It is suggested that students need be aware of thesis guidelines, the standard quality of academic writing, attend academic writing training, regular meetings with thesis supervisors, and the writing practice. It also informs thesis supervisors to critically evaluate supervision management and procedures.
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TY - CONF AU - Syarifuddin Dollah AU - Amirullah Abduh PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Coherence in Bachelor Degree Theses in a Public University BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education Social Sciences and Humanities (ICESSHum 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 998 EP - 1001 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.154 DO - 10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.154 ID - Dollah2019/08 ER -