AN ANALYSIS OF EFL STUDENTS’ STRATEGIES IN DEALING WITH UNFAMILIAR WORDS IN READING TEXT: A CASE STUDY AT THE THIRD SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF MATARAM UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015

KUSUMA, KADEK ANGGA NATA (2015) AN ANALYSIS OF EFL STUDENTS’ STRATEGIES IN DEALING WITH UNFAMILIAR WORDS IN READING TEXT: A CASE STUDY AT THE THIRD SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OF MATARAM UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015. S1 thesis, Universitas Mataram.

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Abstract

This research is concerned with students’ strategies in dealing with unfamiliar words especially collocation and idiomatic expressions. The reason to conduct this research is that many students are not on to reading English since sometimes it makes them confuse with the words which meanings are difficult to catch. Non-literal meanings make the students difficult to understand an English text. In order to see students’ ability in dealing with this matter this research was conducted. This research was conducted in Mataram University with English Department of Faculty of Teacher Training and Education as the target population. ―D‖ class of the third semester students was chosen as the sample by using random cluster technique. Data for this research were collected by using test, questionnaire, and interview. The result from the data shows that most students face difficulty in dealing with unfamiliar words especially collocation and idiomatic expression. Although they mentioned some strategies such as guessing, asking mates, and using dictionary in dealing with unfamiliar words, the students were still unable to deal with the words because they used very basic strategies. Those basic strategies are commonly used when encountering common words, which were listed in dictionary. The strategies may not work in dealing with words which meanings are not listed in dictionary. After all, what they need is a little bit of analysis in order to deal with words which meanings are not literal.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Keywords (Kata Kunci): unfamiliar words, collocation, idiom
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: Ahmadi S.Si
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 04:02
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 04:02
URI: http://eprints.unram.ac.id/id/eprint/218

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