ASSESSING STUDENT’S CRITICAL THINKING IN ESSAY WRITING ( A Descriptive Quantitative Study of The Fifth Semester Students TBI at IAIN Bengkulu Academic Year 2018/2019)

Hastriati, Destri (2020) ASSESSING STUDENT’S CRITICAL THINKING IN ESSAY WRITING ( A Descriptive Quantitative Study of The Fifth Semester Students TBI at IAIN Bengkulu Academic Year 2018/2019). Diploma thesis, IAIN BENGKULU.

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Abstract

This research was conducted in the fifth semester of TBI IAIN Bengkulu. The problem discussed in this study is to assess the way students think critically. The ability to think critically is very important for students to gain since it could assist them in solving problems. Critical thinking requires looking at an issue from several standpoints before reaching a final decision. One of the ways to teach critical thinking is through writing, especially argumentative writing. All the processes in writing an argumentative essay require the writer to think Critically. Regarding the importance of critical thinking in writing argumentative essays, students are the most appropriate subjects in this study. This study uses a quantitative descriptive method with research subjects of 30 English students with data collection instruments in the form of writing tests and interviews. Based on the result of the test, a part of the students’ score had reached the criteria of success set, showed there were three (3) students in critical thinking categorized into excellent, fourteen (14) students in critical thinking categorized into very good, there were nine (9) students in critical thinking categorized into good, and there were four (4) into poor. In conclusion, students' critical thinking skills have been well applied in argumentative essay writing.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Critical thinking, Argumentative essay, University students
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah > Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: muhammad yusrizal amwa
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2020 03:50
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 03:50
URI: http://repository.iainbengkulu.ac.id/id/eprint/4295

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