ENGLISH LEARNING STRATEGY OF GOOD ACHIEVERS (A CASE STUDY AT SMA NEGERI 4 SURAKARTA IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016)

PRASASTI, ANGGRAINI WULAN (2016) ENGLISH LEARNING STRATEGY OF GOOD ACHIEVERS (A CASE STUDY AT SMA NEGERI 4 SURAKARTA IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016). Other thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    This research is aimed at (1) investigating the English learning strategy used by the good achievers; and (2) finding out the good achievers’ awareness of the benefits of English learning strategies. This research uses qualitative case study method. The research was carried out in August to September 2015 in SMA Negeri 4 Surakarta which is located at Jln. Adi Sucipto No.1 Surakarta. The sources of the data were events, informants, and documents. The data were collected through observation, interviews, questionnaires, and document analysis. The good achievers’ learning activities were observed and noted. The data were analyzed using interactive model of qualitative data analysis technique, which includes data reduction, data display, and drawing conclusion. Based on the observation, interviews, questionnaires, and document analysis, it can be concluded that: (1) English learning strategy used by the good achievers covers six Oxford’s classification which shows that the most used strategy is metacognitive strategy; learning evaluation, planning, centering learning process, and setting goals and objectives. Their cognitive strategies are translating, practicing, and creating structure for input and output. Their social strategies are asking questions andcooperating with others. Their memory strategies are creating mental linkages and reviewing. Their compensation strategies are guessing intelligently and overcoming limitations in speaking. Their least used strategy is affective strategy such as encouraging themselves and taking their emotional temperature. (2) The good achievers are aware of the benefits of English learning strategies that they use. The benefits of using learning strategies are: understanding better, learning more effectively, improving vocabulary, decreasing nervousness, etc. Learning strategies help them to increase their scores and develop their English competence. The awareness of the benefits of learning strategies is important because it stimulates the students to use learning strategies. Learning strategy is viewed beneficial and helpful for students’ English learning and achievement. Learning strategies are considered as one of important factors determining the success of second language learning. Thus, in learning English, the learners should be aware, find and use the most appropriate learning strategies so they can be successful in their learning. Keywords: Language learning strategies, good achievers, awareness of learning strategies’ benefits Sistem Upload Eprints Detail NIM : K2211010 Nama Lengkap : ANGGRAINI WULAN P Fakultas : Fakultas Keguruan Dan Ilmu Pendidikan Jurusan : Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris Tahun Lulus : 2016 Judul Penelitian : ENGLISH LEARNING STRATEGY OF GOOD ACHIEVERS (A CASE STUDY AT SMA NEGERI 4 SURAKARTA IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016) Jenis Dokumen : Skripsi Subyek Penelitian : LEARNING STRATEGY Abstrak : ABSTRACT Anggraini Wulan Prasasti. ENGLISH LEARNING STRATEGY OF GOOD ACHIEVERS (A CASE STUDY AT SMA NEGERI 4 SURAKARTA IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016). Thesis, Teacher Training and Education Faculty of Sebelas Maret University. March 2016. This research is aimed at (1) investigating the English learning strategy used by the good achievers; and (2) finding out the good achievers’ awareness of the benefits of English learning strategies. This research uses qualitative case study method. The research was carried out in August to September 2015 in SMA Negeri 4 Surakarta which is located at Jln. Adi Sucipto No.1 Surakarta. The sources of the data were events, informants, and documents. The data were collected through observation, interviews, questionnaires, and document analysis. The good achievers’ learning activities were observed and noted. The data were analyzed using interactive model of qualitative data analysis technique, which includes data reduction, data display, and drawing conclusion. Based on the observation, interviews, questionnaires, and document analysis, it can be concluded that: (1) English learning strategy used by the good achievers covers six Oxford’s classification which shows that the most used strategy is metacognitive strategy; learning evaluation, planning, centering learning process, and setting goals and objectives. Their cognitive strategies are translating, practicing, and creating structure for input and output. Their social strategies are asking questions and cooperating with others. Their memory strategies are creating mental linkages and reviewing. Their compensation strategies are guessing intelligently and overcoming limitations in speaking. Their least used strategy is affective strategy such as encouraging themselves and taking their emotional temperature. (2) The good achievers are aware of the benefits of English learning strategies that they use. The benefits of using learning strategies are: understanding better, learning more effectively, improving vocabulary, decreasing nervousness, etc. Learning strategies help them to increase their scores and develop their English competence. The awareness of the benefits of learning strategies is important because it stimulates the students to use learning strategies. Learning strategy is viewed beneficial and helpful for students’ English learning and achievement. Learning strategies are considered as one of important factors determining the success of second language learning. Thus, in learning English, the learners should be aware, find and use the most appropriate learning strategies so they can be successful in their learning. Key words: Language learning strategies, good achievers, awareness of learning strategies’ benefits

    Item Type: Thesis (Other)
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
    Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
    Depositing User: dina m
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2016 19:04
    Last Modified: 18 May 2016 19:07
    URI: https://eprints.uns.ac.id/id/eprint/26215

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