(Research by Dr. Enny Irawati, M.Pd.)Presented by Lusi Mardiana
Producing a piece of text, the writer has to deal with content, audience, purpose, syntax, grammar, mechanics, organization, and the process of writing.
Successfull writing performanceUnsuccessfull writing performanceSTRATEGIES
The aims of the studyTo find out metacognitive strategies employed by graduate student writers of English Education major.
Time: December 2006 to January 2007.
Place: English Education Department of State University of Malang.
The research settings
Two students of Advanced Linguistic class at the graduate program of English Education major based on predetermined criteria.
The initial of the two subjects of the research are D and W
The subjects of the study
The Cognitive Model of Writing Process (Hayes and Flower, 1980)
Metacognitive strategies is a strategy which involves thinking about learning process, planning for learning, monitoring the learning task, and evaluating how well one has learned.(OMalley and Chamot,1990,137)
When the subjects wrote their first draft, they did the think-aloud that verbalized their thoughts.
The spoken verbalization was recorded with tape recorder.
The statements were evaluated to infer metacognitive strategies they employed.
FINDINGSD Meta-cognitive StrategiesW Meta-cognitives StrategiesSelf monitoringAdvanced preparationSelf evaluationDelayed ProductionAvoidanceSelf management
Self evaluationSelf monitoringAdvanced PreparationAvoidanceDelayed Production
Types of metacognitive strategies prefered in doing writing that are organizational planning, self-monitoring and self-evaluation.
(OMalley and Chamot, 1990, 142)
CONCLUSIONThe subjects of research employ meta-cognitive strategies.The strategies employed help the subjects of research to continue writing a term paper to the final text production.