Thematic Patterns in Discussion Texts Written by the Third Year Students of English Department of Universitas Negeri Padang
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- thematic pattern, type of theme, discussion text, students’ writing
This paper aims at finding out the types of themes and the thematic patterns used in the discussion texts written by the third year students of English Department of Universitas Negeri Padang. This study used a descriptive qualitative method taking 20 students of English Department of Universitas Negeri Padang as the participants who were asked to write a discussion text based on the suggested topics. The data were analyzed using a content analysis method. The results of data analysis indicate that the four types of themes – simple unmarked theme, simple marked theme, multiple unmarked theme, multiple marked theme – are used in the students’ discussion texts. Then, the thematic patterns in the students’ discussion texts are: Topical, Textual^Topical, and Interpersonal^Textual^Topical. Simple unmarked theme is the thematic pattern found in all parts of discussion text and plays the most important role in building the arguments. It is concluded that the choice of types of themes and thematic patterns used in the students’ discussion texts indicate their lack of attention to the ideas organization, especially in presenting the arguments in the discussion texts.
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TY - CONF AU - Isvanelly Anwar AU - Zul Amri PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/11 TI - Thematic Patterns in Discussion Texts Written by the Third Year Students of English Department of Universitas Negeri Padang BT - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on English Language and Teaching (ICOELT 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 23 EP - 28 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200306.005 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200306.005 ID - Anwar2020 ER -