The Analysis of English Quality of Second Grade of Sciences One Students of SMA Negeri 3 Salatiga in Writing Narrative Text (A Psycholinguistics Approach)

Aula Amalia

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Abstract — This study observes the English quality of students of Second Grade of Science One of SMA Negeri 3 Salatiga in writing a narrative text based on writing skill and grammar skill. The main objective of this research is to know how the students’ performance in writing narrative text and grammar quality. Data were collected from twenty students of Second Grade of Science One of SMA Negeri Salatiga by assigning them to write a narrative text in English. The collected data were analyzed for their writing skill and grammatical quality. The results show that: (1) three types of writing performances consist of low performance, good performance, and excellent performance, (2) twelve types of grammatical mistakes include omission of the possessive marker ‘s, omission of the article, omission of -s, -es, and -ies for the plural form, confusion of gender, omission of -d and -ed for past tense, omission of to be from the passive,  omission of there, use of wrong tense and form, use of wrong possessive pronoun, misspell of words, use of the past perfect instead of the simple past, and using of the simple past tense after to-infinitive, (3) three types of lexical errors found in their writings include borrowing, calque, and semantic word selection,  and (4) the students have good English performance in writing narrative text even they need to study more in the use of simple past tense and improve their vocabularies. This research confidently gives the benefits for the future researchers who conduct the same topic by using Psycholinguistics approach as the main approach. Additionally, this research also gives overview and explanation of English quality performance by the L2 learners. 

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