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Title: I Self‐Correct the Errors : Bringing Microsoft Word’s Proofing Into English Writing Task
Authors: Kurniawan, Mozes
Keywords: English writing;writing error;self‐correction;microsoft word’ s proofing;TESOL
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Publisher: Widya Sari Press Salatiga dengan Progdi Sejarah FKIP UKSW
Abstract: English as a Second Language (ESL) / English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners may encounter difficulties in mastering English skills from speaking, listening, reading and/or writing. Writing skill is believed to be the most difficult English skill to learn. The preliminary research indicated that there was a number of non‐English department students encountering many difficulties in English writing task. However , there is a media, that college students often use, which can be a way to help students in producing a good English writing i.e. A proofing system in Microsoft Word program. Based on the background, this research aims to find if Microsoft Word’ s proofing brought to English writing task helps students to be aware of their mistakes and self‐correct them in order to get the best experience in learning English writing. This research used 10 college students from Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana as participants. The data was collected through three writing tasks and open‐ended questionnaire. The data gathered, then, analysed descriptively based on substantial framework. The result of this research showed that the most common errors made were subject‐verb agreement, reversion of word(s) and misused of vocabulary . I t also indicated that students done writing task in conventional (paper ‐based) setting encountered more errors compare to writing task done in Microsoft Word. Students enjoyed and motivated in writing task using such technology . Moreover , they can developed their self‐correction skill in accomplishing the task.
Description: Widya Sari : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan, Sejarah dan Sosial Budaya. Vol. 18, no. 6, Desember 2016, p. 1-10
ISSN: 14128985
Appears in Collections:Widya Sari 2016 Vol. 18, no. 6, Desember

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