The Influence of Grammarly towards Indonesian EFL Students’ First-Degree Thesis Writing Confidence

Keywords: Case study, Confidence, Engagement, Grammarly, Writing Skills


Students completing their studies in the English Education Study Program must be required by thesis writing and submission. It was also acknowledged that the supervisors had afforded proper supervision. Nevertheless, for the English structure of the thesis writing correctness, it still needed help from an application, Grammarly. Therefore, this research aimed to describe the research participant’s engagement and how the application has influenced confidence in writing a thesis, and the confidence is exposed as a case to picture out. To determine which students worked using the application to write their thesis, a questionnaire was distributed to forty students enrolling in the ninth semester of the academic year 2019/2020. The result of the determination found twenty-nine students using the application to refine their writing subjects, and three of them working on their thesis writing completion under supervision using premium Grammarly were selected as the participants for this research. The selection criteria were on the basis of positive attitudes towards Grammarly, working on the thesis writing completion, and possessing a premium Grammarly account. The data of this research were participants’ error types collected from the thesis draft reviewed and their revision, and their opinion of the engagement and influence of Grammarly on writing confidence resulted from the interview. This research revealed that the participant’s thesis writing confidence was influenced by Grammarly diversity. Despite that diversity, as the case, this research inferred that the participants have positive emotions and attitudes in using Grammarly. The implication of this research is the promotion number of Grammarly users in the first-degree study program to make the supervision faster and the thesis writing better.


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Author Biographies

Erin Dwi Setyani, Universitas Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia

Erin Dwi Setyani is a student in English Education Study Program, Language and Arts Education Department, Teacher Training and Education Department, Universitas Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia. Her research interests are Grammarly, Thesis writing skill, and confidence. She holds a Bachelor of Education from the Universitas Tanjungpura. Currently, she registers as a student of PPG Prajabatan 2022 Batch 1. She is an experienced English language teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. She has been working as an English tutor for private and public sectors since 2020. She is doing teaching practice at a public school in Pontianak.

Eusabinus Bunau, Universitas Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia

Eusabinus Bunau is an associate professor in English Education Study Program, Language and Arts Education Department, Teacher Training and Education Faculty, Universitas Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia. His current research interests are morphology or linguistics, reading comprehension, in-service teacher training program, and project-based/team-based project learning. He holds a Ph.D. in Morphology from the University of Malaya. His works have been published in journals like Lingua Cultura, SiELE, JETL, JEES, and EJ-Lang.

Yanti Sri Rezeki, Universitas Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia

Yanti Sri Rezeki is a faculty member of the English Education Department of Universitas Tanjungpura, Indonesia. She earned her PhD in Education: Teaching, Curriculum, and Change from the University of Rochester, NY, USA. Her research interests include EFL writing, curriculum design and development, and discourse analysis.


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How to Cite
Setyani, E. D., Bunau, E., & Rezeki, Y. S. (2023). The Influence of Grammarly towards Indonesian EFL Students’ First-Degree Thesis Writing Confidence. Elsya : Journal of English Language Studies, 5(1), 54-67.
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