Dipublikasikan pada : August 31, 2017.

AN ANALYSIS ON GRAMMATICAL ERROR IN WRITING RECOUNT TEXT AT THE SECOND GRADE SMP YAQIN BANDUNG

Program Studi : Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris

ABSTRACT

In English  there are four certain major languange skills that should be tergeted by a language learner. Those are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. One of the most important things that students have to acquire in learning English is writing. Writing is not easy as the students think because they should use correct dictions, grammar, and spelling words especially written text. The objective of the research was to identify and to analyze kinds of grammatical errors made by the eighth grade students in their recount text. The method which is this research is descriptive analysis. The population of this research was the eight grade students of SMP Yaqin Bandung and this sample was 9 students. The researcher used three instruments, consists of test, questionnaire and Interview. The result of the study showed the highest percentages errors was made in punctuation(capitalization) 30 or 64.87%, the second was verb tense 21 or 32,81%, and the last errors was spelling 13 or 20,31%. Concerning to the result of questionnaire, the researcher found that most of the students felt difficult in using past tense, less understanding of students about write capitalization, and made students’ error when writing recount text. It was supported by the result percentage when they answered item 5, 7, and 9 in questionnaire. There were 56% students who answered made student error when writing recount text. Meanwhile, 5 students (56%)  are less understanding of students about write capitalization. It means that capitalization was the difficult element in writing for them. Beside that, there were 3 students (34%) always felt difficult in using past tense. It can be assumed that they always got confused in changing verb from present tense from into simple past tense. In word order, simple past tense as one of aspects in grammar was very difficult part of students in making recount text.

 

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