Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)

Investigating the Students’ Weaknesses in Writing Academic Papers

Authors
Yayan Nurbayan, Mohamad Zaka Al Farisi, Anwar Sanusi, Rinaldi Supriadi
Corresponding Author
Yayan Nurbayan
Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.124How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Academic paper, cohesion, coherence, genre
Abstract
Academic writing skills are an essential thing that must be mastered by students. This research investigated the weaknesses of postgraduate students of Arabic Language Education (ALE) of the Indonesian University of Education (IUOE) in writing scientific journal articles. This study used a qualitative method with a phenomenological approach. Data were collected through questionnaires distributed to 25 postgraduate students, interviews, and document studies. After conducting the analysis and discussing the data gained, the results showed that 75% of the students found that it was challenging to write scientific journal articles. One of the reasons is that they are not familiar with the differences between scientific journal articles and other scientific papers. Besides, 78% of them have problems with linguistic elements, such as cohesion and coherence, and 63% are not familiar with the ethics of scientific publications in writing journal articles.
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TY  - CONF
AU  - Yayan Nurbayan
AU  - Mohamad Zaka Al Farisi
AU  - Anwar Sanusi
AU  - Rinaldi Supriadi
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/12/17
TI  - Investigating the Students’ Weaknesses in Writing Academic Papers
BT  - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 785
EP  - 791
SN  - 2352-5398
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.124
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.124
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