WRITING STRATEGIES USED BY INDONESIAN HIGH AND LOW ACHIEVERS

Nanik Rahmawati, Endang Fauziati, Sri Marmanto

Abstract


The objectives of current study were to determine the types of writing strategies used by the students and to describe the differences of writing strategies utilization between high and low achievers. This research was conducted atacademic writing program, Language Training Center of Universitas Gadjah Mada. The subjects were three of high achievers and three of low achievers who had enrolled in the program. The study applied a qualitative method approach. Structured interview and open-ended questionnaire based on Cazrl and Petric writing strategies inventory were employed in collecting data. The result showed that all twenty writing strategies investigated in this research were employed by the subjects; secondly, high achievers employ writing strategies more frequently than those with low achievers. The implication of the study is that by understanding the writing strategies employment of the high and the low students to upgrade the students writing quality into a better writing.

Keywords: case study; English as a foreign language; qualitative; writing strategies.


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