THE ANALYSIS OF MORPHOLOGICAL ERRORS MADE BY THE VIII GRADE STUDENTS IN WRITING A DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH AT SMPN 4 JEMBER IN THE 2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR
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The result of the data showed that the VIII grade students of SMPN 4 Jember in the 2013/2014 academic year made morphological errors in the category of morphological inflection errors, namely: (1) possessive inflection errors as many as 22 errors (20.00%), (2) plural inflection errors as many as 18 errors (16.36%), (3) the third person singular verb inflection errors as many as 44 errors (40.00%), (4) present participle inflection errors as many as 16 errors (14.54%), (5) comparative inflection errors as many as 1 error (0.90%), (6) superlative inflection errors as many as 1 error (0.90%), and (7) derivational morpheme errors as many as 8 errors (7.27%). And, the most morphological error made by the students in their paragraph writing was the third person singular verb inflection errors as many as 44 errors or 40.00% of the whole errors. In addition, it could be said that the students still made some morphological errors in their descriptive paragraph writing. These errors might happen because the teacher did not apply appropriate teaching technique during teaching and learning process at school aside conventional method. Then, the students made errors repeatedly because they do not have knowledge to know where the errors were located and finally the students made errors in their writing continually. Therefore, the English teachers should give the students more practice in writing to develop the students’ writing skill by applying the structure that has been learned. The teachers can maximize the use of good facilities provided in the school to give more interesting and challenging exercises or experiences in writing English to the students, such as writing a short story by using multimedia facilities. The teacher can also give remedial teaching, especially the materials that deal with descriptive writing and morphological aspect, so that the students can comprehend the material fully and improve their writing skill.