MIXED METHOD: STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN APPLYING POSSESSIVE PRONOUN IN WRITING SENTENCES AT THE 1ST SEMESTER FKIP UNILAK PEKANBARU

  • Syahdan Syahdan

Abstract

As the students of English Department, the students should be able in doing grammar
well, in this case Possessive Pronoun. The purpose of this research was to find out the students’
ability in applying Possessive Pronoun and their common problem in applying Possessive
Pronoun in writing sentences at 1st semester FKIP UNILAK Pekanbaru. The type of the research
was mixed method in type of explanatory design. The number of population was 105 students, the
researcher took 53 students as sample of the 1st semester FKIP UNILAK Pekanbaru selected by
simple random sampling. In collecting the data the researcher used two instrument, test and
interview. The form of test was essay test. The interview is held to support the data. In analyzing
the data, the researcher used SPSS in descriptive statistics. The result of the analysis showed
that the average score of 1st semester student in applying Possessive Pronoun was 52.98.
Meanwhile for the median is 48, the mode is 20. The score of Standard Deviation is 27.93,
Variance is 780.25, and Range is 84. According to the Z-Score, it can be seen that 41.5%
students’ ability was higher than average and 58.5% students ability was below the average. It
can be seen that students’ ability in applying Possessive Pronoun was low. For the common
problem, based on the test, students still mixed up between Possessive Pronoun and Possessive
Adjectives. Students used wrong pattern in using Possessive Pronoun, in which they still use
Subject or Object Pronoun. Based on interview, students did not understand clearly about
Possessive Pronoun, also they have difficulties in learning Possessive Pronoun, for the reason of
absence of review the lesson. In conclusion, students’ ability in applying Possessive Pronoun
corresponds with their common problem.

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Published
2016-08-20
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Syahdan, S. (2016). MIXED METHOD: STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN APPLYING POSSESSIVE PRONOUN IN WRITING SENTENCES AT THE 1ST SEMESTER FKIP UNILAK PEKANBARU. Lectura : Jurnal Pendidikan, 7(2). https://doi.org/10.31849/lectura.v7i2.251
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