Engaging Students in Learning English Syntax through Text Analysis
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- text analysis, syntax, problem solving activities
Due to the boredom of students in learning syntax, a meaningful strategy should be created. This paper describes the activities of students in learning English syntax through text analysis for their mastery. It covers the discussion of forms from the texts given. In the meantime, the data were collected by observing, testing, and distributing questionnaires. The activities observed are classroom activities, namely students' assigned tasks, text analysis through three kinds of learning process (question-answer, pair work, and small group discussion) with problem solving activities to get and apply the rules. The results show that the activities of analyzing text in learning syntax generally improve students' eagerness in doing tasks. Through four stages of activities, namely information transfer, language focus, the use of rules, and sentence analysis, the positive response from students shows the success of the learning activity. Working in pairs and groups were still the choice of students to help them comprehend the rules. In spite of students' low achievement in pre-test, their mastery in post-test improved impressively to 75.9%. Constructing the utterances from the rules given motivates the students in analyzing text. However, there were still more students having problems on the basic rules of syntax such as parts of speech and word order especially for the low competent students. Further explanation on the rules of syntactical analysis will probably be helpful insights for future studies of the same kind.
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TY - CONF AU - Hermawati SYARIF PY - 2017/05 DA - 2017/05 TI - Engaging Students in Learning English Syntax through Text Analysis BT - Proceedings of the Fifth International Seminar on English Language and Teaching (ISELT 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 192 EP - 198 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iselt-17.2017.34 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iselt-17.2017.34 ID - SYARIF2017/05 ER -