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Knowledge of Genres: Improving Students Writing Ability in English

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 21, 2012 by isnanamaxu

As an international language, English is used mostly in every country across the world. That is why English is given a greater attention in every educational level all over the world, including Indonesia. English, then, becomes a compulsory subject needed by students.  According to the School Based Curriculum of 2006, English aims at developing communicative competence in both spoken and written English through the four developed skills of English, i.e. speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Moreover, nowadays, writing has received the first priority to be focused. As Palmer (1994:1) states that writing is a top priority in many classroom today.  In fact, however, writing is a complex activity.

As Nunan (1991:6) points out that writing can be stated as an extremely complex cognitive activity that requires the writer to control several variables at one.  It implies that writing includes several elements such as grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, cohesion, and so on.  Continue reading