A STUDY ON THE ABILITY OF 4th SEMESTER STUDENTS’ WRITING SKILL OF ENGLISH STUDY PROGRAM IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018

Ligia Pereira Ximenes, Charles Fatima Guterres, Sebastião Pereira

Abstract


The study is to answer the following questions; 1) Are the fourth semester
students of English Study Program in the academic year 2018 able to write in
English? 2) What is their level of Ability?The objectives of this study were to
know the fourth semester students’ of English Study Program able to write
English and their level of ability in English writing. The method of this study
was Quantitative Descriptive method. The quantitative applied to count the
result of test that administered to the students, while the quantitative is used to
describe the ability of students in English writing. The sample of this study was
14 students, and the writer took all of them as the informants.The result of the
study showed that, the average score of second semester students writing
ability was 60 % which is classified as AVERAGE LEVEL. It means that the
second semester students of English Study Program need to improve more their
writing skill especially in English. Finally, it concluded that the fourth semester
students of English Study Program at Institute Superior Cristal -Dili in the
academic year 2018 were able to write in English and their level of ability was
an average level.

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