A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY ON THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS' ABILITIES OF CORRECTING ENGLISH TENSES ERRORS IN ENGLISH TEXTS AT SLTPN 9 JEMBER IN THE1999 / 2000 ACADEMIC YEAR
Santoso, Nugroho Budi
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The research aimed at describing the second year students' abilities of correcting the English tenses errors in English texts. The general problem of the research was to what extent are the students' abilities of correcting the English tenses errors in English texts. In addition the specific problems were to what extent are the students abilities of correcting simple present, present progressive, simple future, and simple past tenses errors in English texts. The research respondents were the second year students of SLTPN 9 Jember in the 1999 / 2000 academic year with the number of 37 students. They were taken by using proportional random sampling. The primary data were collected by using structure test, and analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The supporting data were collected by using interview and documentation. The results showed that the student' abilities or correcting Simple Present tense errors were 83,78 % of enaugh, the present progressive tense errors were 72,97 % or enough, the simple future tense errors 50,05 % or enough, the simple past tense erros was 78,38 % or enough classification. Based on the data analysis, the students' abilities of correcting the English tenses errors in English texts were 48,65 % or enough. Based on the research rcsult analysis, it is suggested that the English teachers give a lot of exercises of correcting English tenses errors, so that the students' structure mastery can be developed.