Students’ Paraphrasing Techniques in Writing (A Study at the Senior Students of English Program of IAIN Parepare)

Pertiwi, Intan (2019) Students’ Paraphrasing Techniques in Writing (A Study at the Senior Students of English Program of IAIN Parepare). Undergraduate thesis, IAIN Parepare.

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This study examined students’ paraphrasing techniques, paraphrasing acceptability, as well as obstacles in paraphrasingat senior students of English Program of IAIN Parepare in academic year of 2018-2019. The researcher conducted this research in qualitative approach with deciding 26 students as the respondents by purposive sampling. The data was collected by a paraphrasing task (consisted of 5 paragraphs) given to the students and interviewing.

After analyzing the data, the researcher found that the paraphrasing technique frequently used by students is to change the synonym technique because they feel easy to paraphrase by this technique. Otherwise, they very rare used the techniqueto change positive into negative (vice versa), change structure of idea, combine two sentences, as well as changing clause into phrase (vice versa). Besides, they often paraphrased the passage in near copy and minimal revision.

The researcher also found that allstudents were not able to produce an appropriate paraphrase because failed to meet all the good paraphrasing criteria. The students were very often to forget citing the source. Moreover, most of students produce the paraphrase which is included as the paraphrase plagiarism because simply changed the word with its synonym and keep the sentence structure still same as the original.

By data of interviewing analysis, the researcher found that the students faced several obstacles: (1) being difficult to find out the appropriate synonym to change the word on original text, (2) being difficult to understand the unfamiliar term (3) being confused how to restructure the sentence in new style, and (4) don’t understanding how to paraphrase. All the obstacles were caused by (1) lack of vocabulary,(2) very rare to practice the paraphrasing,(3)ineffective class when learning,(4) lecturer teaching technique which is a little bit unsuccessful to drive the students comfortable in studying, and also (5) limited knowledge of paraphrasing techniques.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: senior students, plagiarism, paraphrasing, paraphrasingtechniques
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah > Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Subhan Saleh
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2019 22:55
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 22:55

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