English Department Students’ Problems With Standardized English Proficiency Test
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- Problem, factor, failure, standardized English test
Most people think that standardized English test (SEPT) will never be a problem for English department students. Their almost every day encounter with English is seen as a benefit that makes them fluent English users. However, the fact is different. A preliminary study in an English Department in a university in Surabaya indicates that many students have problems with the university made SEPT. They fail many times in their efforts to meet the passing grade 527. As a follow up, this study tries to reveal the problems which are faced by the students in dealing with SEPT as well as to find out the factors that cause the problems and how they cope with these problems. Questionnaire and interviews were used to collect data for this study. The questionnaire was distributed to the students of English Department who have already taken standardized English test. The study reveals that in average, the students take the test three times and more before they are able to reach the passing grade. The study also reveals that many students have problems with grammar and vocabulary. The very-limited time allotment to do the test and the unfamiliarity of the test form are considered as the main factors that cause the failure. It can be concluded that English Department students also have problems in successfully doing SEPT.
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TY - CONF AU - Wiwiet Eva Savitri AU - Ahmad Munir AU - Asrori AU - Nur Chakim PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - English Department Students’ Problems With Standardized English Proficiency Test BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 917 EP - 922 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.154 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.154 ID - Savitri2020 ER -