Vol 1, No 2 (2018): An Identification of Figurative Language Found in Students’ Writing; A Case Study in Writing III Course English Education Department

The purpose of this study is to identify figurative language found in students’ writing and also to identify what kind of figurative language that dominantly used by them. The population of this study is all of students fourth semesters (the second year) at English Education Department UNIPA and the sample of this research are 15 students who enroll in writing 3 course This research use Descriptive qualitative method. The result show that there are 63 sentences with figurative language found in students writing , topic 1 the use of figurative language are Simile (6 sentences), Metaphor (5 sentences), hyperbole (5 sentences), and personification (1 sentence) while in topic 2 the use of figurative language are simile (16 sentences), metaphor (9 sentences), hyperbole (15 sentences), and metonymy (1 sentence).The dominant type of figurative language use in students’ writing are Simile and Hyperbole

Vol 1, No 1 (2018): The Identification of EFL Learners’ Mistakes in Subject-Verb Agreement (SVA) Area: A Case in English Education Department, Papua University

This study aims to investigate the type of Subject Verb Agreement (SVA) found in students’ of Writing II course’ final test according to Dulay’s Surface Strategy Taxonomy and the factors that influence students to make the errors. The method employed in this study is descriptive quantitative method and the instruments used were in terview and observation. The population is 23 writing from Writing II final test. The data collected shows 110 errors found (missing verb, missing verb and absence of –s/-es); 60 errors found in Omission (missing verb, missing verb and absence of s-es);, 17 errors found in Addition (double verbs and unnecessary –s/-es), 30 errors found in Misinformation (incorrect verbs a nd incorrect pronouns as subject) and 3 errors found in Misordering (words with similar meaning and parallel sentence). The factors that influence students to make the errors are the influence of students’ first language (L1) and Overgeneralization.

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