A Study on Students Academic Reasons in the Thesis Background
Sri Minda Murni, Mutsyuhito Solin
Sri Minda Murni
Available Online October 2017.
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- literacy competence; academic reason; previous research; preliminary data; analytical exposition, thesis background.
- Students' poor academic reasons in the background of their thesis have been a big concern among the supervisors. A good thesis background presents previous research findings as the conceptual foundation of the study and the preliminary data to show the gap, both are composed in a well-structured composition to fulfil its function. The research problems are: a) how are the previous research findings processed in the background, b) how are the preliminary data processed? c) How are the informations in the background composed? The data was taken from theses produced by Applied Linguistics Study Program in the year of 2017. Thirteen theses were randomly selected. The results show that the academic reasons in their background are very weak. It is shown by the fact that: a) The backgrounds do not present a satisfying exploration on previous research results; b) The empirical evidences were not processed convincingly to enhance the existence of the gap to pursue; c) The backgrounds are not composed in an analytical exposition text types which comprise thesis, arguments, and reiteration. The result of the study will be useful as a resource material for supervisors in helping their students write a good thesis background.
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TY - CONF AU - Sri Minda Murni AU - Mutsyuhito Solin PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - A Study on Students Academic Reasons in the Thesis Background BT - 2nd Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 374 EP - 378 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aisteel-17.2017.80 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aisteel-17.2017.80 ID - MindaMurni2017/10 ER -