A Discourse Analysis of Cohesion Devices an Students’ Writing of Recount Text

  • Tungky Ariwibowo UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
  • Didin Nuruddin Hidayat UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
  • Nida Husna UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
  • Alek Alek UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
  • Agus Sufyan UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
Keywords: Discourse Analysis, Cohesive Device, Recount Text

Abstract

This study aimed to determine the types of cohesive devices utilised in the recount text writing of Tenth-grade students at MAN Huta Godang during the academic year 2022/2023 and to identify the most prevalent form of cohesive device. The data was taken from 5 students writing. The study employed a qualitative descriptive method that includes cohesive devices in students' writing. It was found that the types of grammatical cohesion were reference, conjunction, and ellipsis. The most frequently used type of grammatical cohesion is the reference. Students who recount text writing using grammatical cohesion can be in the "fair" category with a percentage of 30.2%. The study suggests students should be aware that merely including a large number of cohesive elements in an essay does not guarantee that the essay will demonstrate or even produce cohesiveness; rather, the cohesive elements must be used in a logical and consistent manner throughout the text.

Keywords: Discourse Analysis, Cohesive Devices, Recount Text.

Author Biographies

Tungky Ariwibowo, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Tungky is a postgraduate student at Department of English Education, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Nida Husna, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Nida is a senior lecturer at Department of English Education, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Alek Alek, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Alek is a senior lecturer at Department of English Education, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Agus Sufyan, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Agus is a senior lecturer at Department of English Education, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Published
2023-06-15
DOI : https://doi.org/10.53565/pssa.v9i1.687