BRITISH OR AMERICAN STYLE OF WRITING: A QUALITATIVE CONTENT ANALYSIS OF WRITTEN TEXT IN STUDENTS‘ THESES AT ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF TARBIYAH FACULTY OF IAIN SYEKH NURJATI CIREBON

DERY TRIA AGUSTIN, (2012) BRITISH OR AMERICAN STYLE OF WRITING: A QUALITATIVE CONTENT ANALYSIS OF WRITTEN TEXT IN STUDENTS‘ THESES AT ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF TARBIYAH FACULTY OF IAIN SYEKH NURJATI CIREBON. Bachelor thesis, IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon.

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DERY TRIA AGUSTIN: BRITISH OR AMERICAN STYLE OF WRITING: A QUALITATIVE CONTENT ANALYSIS OF WRITTEN TEXT IN STUDENTS‘ THESES AT ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF TARBIYAH FACULTY OF IAIN SYEKH NURJATI CIREBON English has many varieties; each variety of English has its own conventions and rules. In fact, it is found that the British style and the American style of writing are mixed and alternated by students of English Education Department of Tarbiyah Faculty of IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon in writing theses. Ideally, a thesis, as an academic writing, must be written appropriately and consistently in only one preferred variety of English as it is done by native-English writers. Thus, there is a contradiction between the fact the students write English and the ideal standard of academic writing which are interesting to be investigated. Darragh (2000) argued that in writing, American English and British English are different. The language of academic writing is so formal that used vocabulary and style must be specialized. So, only one variety of English may be employed when writing theses. The objective of the research is to find out the variety of English used by the students in writing theses if it is American English or British English. The samples used in this research are three theses out of ninety-nine population ratified in February 2012 written by students of English Education Department, namely Husnul Khotimah (cumlaude student), Siti Nur Rokayah, and Rokhmat Hidayat. This research is a library research. The method used in this research is qualitative content analysis. The technique of collecting data is documentation and the data are analyzed by using data reduction strategy, coding, and categorizations. The results show that the style of English used by the students in writing thesis is apparently neither American English nor British English. It is only spelled in American style of spelling. However, it is not the real American style. Besides that, there are so many grammatical errors found in the theses. From the results, it can be concluded that the qualities of theses written by the students of English Education Department are poor. The results imply the department to improve the quality of English instruction and issue official handbooks for students and lecturers concerning the rules of academic writing including the allowed variety of the English language and the choice of language styles.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Subjects: Pendidikan > Pendidikan (Umum)
Depositing User: tuti alawiyah alawiyah
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 03:40
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 02:56
URI: http://repository.syekhnurjati.ac.id/id/eprint/1145

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