Grammatical Error Analysis of the Eighth Grade Students in Writing Descriptive Text at SMP Negeri 1 Jember in the 2013/2014 Academic Year
Nur Azizah Ulfa
Wiwiek Eko Bindarti
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In Indonesia, English is taught as a compulsory subject and writing has an important role in it. This research was intended to know the percentage of each type of grammatical error of the eighth grade students in writing descriptive text at SMP Negeri 1 Jember in the 2013/2014 academic year. The research respondents were chosen by using proportional random sampling. The research design used was descriptive research. The data of this research was taken from writing test, interview, and documentation. From the result, it was found that there were four types of grammatical error covering omission, addition, misformation and misordering. The percentage of each grammatical error was omission (57% or 234 items), addition (11% or 45 items), misformation (31% or 128 items) and misordering (1% or 5 items). This result showed that the highest percentage of grammatical error was omission and the lowest percentage was misordering.
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