The Challenges And The Strategies In Writing Undergraduate Thesis Of Iain Kediri: A Narrative Inquiry

Khasanah, Rima (2021) The Challenges And The Strategies In Writing Undergraduate Thesis Of Iain Kediri: A Narrative Inquiry. Masters (S2) thesis, IAIN Kediri.

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This study reveals undergraduate students’ experiences on working thesis writing. The experiences focused on the challenges and the strategies of thesis writing. Revealing their experiences became an academic effort to add knowledge about thesis writing. The study was approached through narrative inquiry which primarily focused on undergraduate students’ experiences in thesis witing. For the research methodology, selecting students who graduate on time and who did not graduate on time as the research participants, purposeful sampling was also applied. Student participants were selected based on their accomplishment in thesis writing. It means that they simultaneously held up the thesis writing process. The four of them were intentionally selected. The students were selected based on their writing thesis accomplishment and the year of entry and graduation and the learning period betwen 8th smt-14th smt at IAIN Kediri. Narrative frame and interview were used as the research instruments. Both undergaduate students who graduated on time (SGO) and who did not graduate on time (SGN) were asked to write their experiences in the narrative frame to have past, present, future order from their experiences. The interview was done after the participants finished writing the narrative frames. The interview was to gain depeer information about their life history with thesis writing, contemporary experiences with thesis writing activity, and aspirations for future direction. The students reflected that thesis writing raised some challenges and strategies. The students who graduate on time narrated that they feeling confuse at the first time engaged thesis writing. And the students who graduated not on time feeling afraid. One interesting finding is undergraduate students who purposely do not work on their thesis because of the emergency situations. Whereas, in the strategies experiences was found the tolerance attitude. The process stimulated other skills such as social interaction and responsibility. For future thesis writing, students hoped that the process should be built based on their positive thinking and how to set the time or deadline in accomplishing the writing. This narrative study is not free from limitations. It is also still far from its ability to capture all important experiences that reflected day-to-day experiences of undergraduate students. However, this narrative study offers theoretical and pedagogical implication. The theoretical implication is to incorporate previous efforts to confirm the challenges and strategies theory. The pedagogical implication of the study is it provides supplementary empirical evidence for the benefits of thesis writing in EFL context. It also informs the complexities of thesis writing faced by undergraduate students which then can be used as point of departure for better practice of underggraduate thesis writing. For furtherstudies, involving lecturer or supervisor and students from all proficiency levels to share the narratives will be essential to conduct.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi, Tesis, Disertasi) (Masters (S2))
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION (Pendidikan) > 1303 Specialist Studies In Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation (Penilaian dan Evaluasi Pendidikan)
Divisions: Program Pascasarjana > Program Studi Magister Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Mokamad Mahbub Junaidi
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2022 02:17
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2022 02:17

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