Proceedings of the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)

Thematic Progression Analysis in Students' Thesis Proposal of English Teacher Education Department at State Islamic University of Sunan Ampel Surabaya Academic Year 2016/2017

Authors
Naila Muroda, Hilda Izzati Madjid, Sigit Pramonojati
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Naila Muroda
Available Online August 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.54How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Thematic Progression, thematic progression analysis, students' thesis proposal.
Abstract
Thematic Progression is considered as appropriate way to generate how cohesive and coherence the writing is. The studies of thematic progression have illustrated its use as a tool to characterize EFL/ESL writing as successful or less successful in terms of coherence. The research is projected to contribute research on linguistic and discourse analysis especially on the thematic progression from first paragraph of background of study in thesis proposal. It is expected to be one of the guidance for both students and lecturers about thematic progression to make the writing coherent and cohesion. The research took place in the English Teacher Education Department at UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya whose subjects are the eight semester students who had enrolled to thesis writing and passed the thesis proposal examination. The research analyzed 12 backgrounds of studies from all students who had passed their seminar proposal examination during the even semester in academic year 2016/2017. This research used the qualitative method to present the findings about the thematic progression in students' background of study along with the discussion of the word which contains thematic progression. Two types of patterns were examined: those which enhance the coherence and those which obscured coherence. The former included reiteration, zig-zag, and multiple patterns while the latter included brand new theme, empty use of there, and the use of dummy it. The finding of this research indicates that the most frequent type of thematic progression patterns which enhanced coherence is 33 reiteration patterns, followed by 23 zig-zag patterns and then zero of multiple patterns. Then, the most frequent of thematic progression which obscured coherence is six brand new themes, then followed by one of empty use of there and zero of the use of dummy it
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Proceedings
International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2017
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978-94-6252-441-5
ISSN
2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iconelt-17.2018.54How to use a DOI?
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