ERROR ANALYSIS ON USING REPORTED SPEECH MADE BY THE TWELFTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMA MUHAMMADIYAH KEDIRI IN WRITING NARRATIVE TEXT
RISTY SUCI RAMADAYANTI
Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri
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Writing is the most difficult skill in English for students. It is different from learning other skill because writing is thinking process. This research is to analyze some errors analysis on using reported speech which is faced by the twelfth grade students of SMA Muhammadiyah Kediri in writing narrative text. As it has already known that reported speech is one of subject matter in grammar that must be learnt by students when they learn English. Students as intermediate in learning English usually make error in writing as learning process.This research was aimed to investigate: 1) what are types of error, 2) what are the most frequent errors and 3) what is the most error factors. It used qualitative research with case study research method. The subject of this research was 28 students of twelfth grade at SMA Muhammadiyah Kediri. The collecting data, the researcher used test and questionnaire as the instrument. The data derived from observation, interview, and documents. The findings of this research showed that the students made errors in omission type (34.449%), misformation type (56.459%), addition type (5.263%), and misordering type (3.827%). There are 209 total number of all error types who made by students in a written test. Therefore, the researcher can interpret that most of the twelfth grade students of SMA Muhammadiyah Kediri were still hard to change the tenses, pronoun, and adverb in the right form when they write reported speech in narrative text.The conclusion of the research, error analysis could be applied to overcome the difficulties in expressing writing. So, they do not make some errors repeatedly. The researcher recommended to the teacher should explain clearly to the students and make sure that students understand about it. The teacher has also to be creative in teaching writing to make them interested to study more.
Keywords: Error Analysis, Reported Speech, Writing Narrative Text