THE DIFFICULTIES FACED BY ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STUDENTS IN PASSING ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST (EPT) (A Descriptive Study at Second Semester of University Muhammadiyah Purwokerto in Academic Year 2016/2017)

NISA, KHOERUN (2017) THE DIFFICULTIES FACED BY ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STUDENTS IN PASSING ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST (EPT) (A Descriptive Study at Second Semester of University Muhammadiyah Purwokerto in Academic Year 2016/2017). Bachelor thesis, UNIVERSITAS MUHAMMADIYAH PURWOKERTO.

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Abstract

This research was designed to find out (1) the difficulties faced by second semester students with each section of the English Proficiency Test (EPT), (2) the most difficult section in EPT, and (3) the reasons why students found the difficulties. 57 students of English Education Department in Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto in academic year 2016/2017 were the sample. The data was obtained from structured questionnaire which consisted of 15 items and semi structured interview consisted of 7 items. The results showed that students got difficulties in each section which were Structure and Written Expression (Section Two), Listening Comprehension (Section One), and Reading Comprehension (Section Three). In section two, students have assumed that 56% of them got difficulties in Structure and 47% in Written Expression. Besides that, in section one there were 74% of students got difficulties in Part B (Long Conversation), 51% in Part C (One Speaker) and 23% in Part A (Short Conversation). Followed by section three, there were 23% of students who got difficulties. Thus, the most difficult section was section two which was 56% of students. For the interview result, in Section One, the majority of them could not understand what speakers said because of unfamiliar vocabularies, the fast speech pace and also the accent is British. Therefore, they could not catch the meaning. Besides that, in Section Two they felt confuse to find the error in simple, complex, compound and compound complex sentences. Unfamiliar vocabularies and lack of mastery grammar rules also obstructed them to identify the error. Furthermore, in Section Three, they felt unfamiliar with the vocabularies also, so they were difficult to comprehend, catch the meaning and find the main idea in the text. Moreover, the texts are long.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Additional Information: Pembimbing: Listiani, M.Pd
Uncontrolled Keywords: difficulties; perceptions; English proficiency test
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Danarto Kh
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 03:48
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 03:48
URI: http://repository.ump.ac.id/id/eprint/3779

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