English departement students' efforts in learning vocabulary / by Dian Inayati - Repositori Universitas Negeri Malang

English departement students' efforts in learning vocabulary / by Dian Inayati

Dian (2007) English departement students' efforts in learning vocabulary / by Dian Inayati. Diploma thesis, Universitas Negeri Malang.

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Sincet he need of having adequatea mounto f vocabularyis increasing learners of English are supposed to have certain ways for expanding thetr vocabularyre pertoireD. espitei ts importancea numbero f findingsr evealedth at the vocabularys ize of English Departmenst eniorsh ad not reachedth e threshold level.T his createsth e researcherc su nosityi n findingo ut how theire ffortss o far in learningv ocabularya re. The presents tudy attemptedt o exploret he EnglishD epartmenst tudents efforts in learningv ocabulary.T he investigationi n this case w as concemedw ith the ways thc EnglishD epaffmenst tudentsle arnedv ocabularyw ith and wlthout insmrctiona ndt hew ayst heyp osistentlyp racticedth ew ordst heyh adg ained The designe mployedin the studyw asd escriptive-qualitatiTveh.e rew ere 15 fourth-year English Department students of State Universiry of Malang involvedi n the study T heses tudentsw erec hosenfo r theyw eret he mostt ypical of the 60 studentsa vailablei n providing information concerningw ith their ways of learningv ocabularyL.a tcr t heyw erec lassifiedin to threeg roupsb asedo n their GPA tevel 5 studentsb elongedto the high CPAs a nother5 belongedto the low GPAs and the rest betonged to the average CPAs. The data were collected through in-depth jnterviews. For the ease of intewiew an interview guide consistingo f 13 categorieasn d 53 questionsrv asp reparedT he listedq uestions explicitlyo r implicitly reflectedt he researchq uestionsE. vent hottght hey seemed sffucturedt h e researchewr as fiee to omit questionss uggestedb y the guide if the information had already been obtarned induectly or free to add questions for conveyinga s well as clarifoingt he answersT. o checkt he validity of the findings triangulation was ernployed that is by cross checking the findings wrth the documentsa vailable s uch as the students v ocabularyw orks the resrrltso f their quizzes. the data then were analysed in two modes during the data collection penoda nd after all the dataw ere collected.T he dataa nalysedin the former were classified into three strategy codes namely the instructional-based t he autonomous-baseadn d the practice codes while the data of the latter were analysedin ordert o I et temporaryc onclusionsw ritten in narrativet extsu ndero ne code.T he wl.roled ataw ere reanalysedfo r the purposeo f determiningt he degree of the studentse fforts in leaming vocabularyT. he degreesfe ll into three t hat is high average and low degrees of efforts. This determination functioned for answeringth e researchq qestiona sw ell. For the easeo f comprehensioans w ell as dataa naiysisp ercentagwe as utilized. Unlike its use in quantitativea ll the percentagerse g ardlestsh e highesto r the lowest a re countedo n in this qualitative study. The findings revealed that the studentsw ho were categorizeda s high GpA group have a more effective way in coping with unknown words when reading that was they tackled the kqgwords and the high frequency words for the ease of readinga nd comprehensionIn. addition t hey prefenedc onsultingt he dictionaries to guessingb ecauseth ey did not want to makew rong guessa ndw antedt o obtan the most plausiblem eaning.Y et dictionariesw eren ot very often consultedw hen readingf or pleasureW. hen there was a vocabularyq uiz they listed the words on the reading text to learn and memorized them either by rote or by association device.B esider eadingt exts to leam s omes tudentsa lso pickedu p new words from short stories f ilms songs a nd poems e ither consciouslyo r unconsciously for expandingt heir vocabulary.T his was becauseth ey were alreadyi nterestedo n the short story the film the song or the poem so that they were curious rn knowing the meaningso f new words encoturteredC. oncerningw ith tl.reu se of vocabularyc ards s tudentsc onsideredit ineffectiveb ecauseth e time and anergy spent on making the cards were not equal with the number of words they had gained. Howevsr very few of them tried to activate the words gained in order to retaint hem in the long term memory.I n summary a ll of the studentso ronnously Ieamedv ocabularyf or instructionalp urposes b ut only few ltept on the ieamrng and nrade less practice of the words gained. Finally the findings gained in the present study overall indicate that most of the students are considered having averageto low degreeo f efforts in leamingv ocabulary. As the implicationo f the findings t he suggestionfso r learnerso f English English languagei nstnrctors a nd future researchersa re presentedL. eamerso f Englisha re suggestedto keep on trying and finding as many and as variousw ays of expandingv ocabularya s possiblea nd to seew hich one suitst hemb est.T hey are suggesteads well to activateth e wordsg ainedi nto somea ctivitiesin volving the words in question in order to retain them in the long-term memory. In addition English instructorsa re suggestedto introduce the studentst o various kindso f vocabularyle arningw aysa ndl eavet he decisionto themselvetso choose the most effectiveo ne.T hey are alsos uggestedto incorporatev ocabularyle aming into other languages kill cotrses to encoruageth e stldents to learn vocabulary. Futurer esearcheresv entuallya re suggestedto makea comparatives tudy berween the EnglishD epartmenst tudentso f the Educationp rograma ndt hoseo f the Noneducationp rogramt o comparet heir efforts in learningv ocabularyF. urthennorei t is suggestedfo r themt o conductr esearchto differentl evelso f students.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: ?? ??
Divisions: Fakultas Sastra (FS) > Departemen Sastra Inggris (ING) > S1 Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2007 04:29
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2007 03:00
URI: http://repository.um.ac.id/id/eprint/10580

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