IDENTIFYING NON-ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS’ WEAKNESS POINTS ON COMMONLY FOUND EPT GRAMMAR PROBLEMS (A STUDENTS’ NEEDS ANALYSIS)

Afifa S. Zulfikar

Abstract


Abstract

The EPT test is a test that measures the academic English proficiency of a non-native speaker
of English. This research is aimed at identifying the students‟ weakness points on commonly
found grammar problems in EPT. The identification is then used as the basis for constructing
a syllabus that meets the students‟ need. In general, the students‟ needs based on the analysis
are as follows: 1. Incomplete sentences: conjunctions, comparisons, subject missing,
adjective clauses, 2. Underlined words: count/non-count nouns, banana rule, adjectives,
prepositions, noun-pronoun agreement, singular/plural nouns; 3. Reading Comprehension
and Vocabulary: References, passage organization, exception, inferences, topics, main ideas.

Keywords: EPT, students‟ needs, grammar problems


Abstrak

Tes EPT adalah sebuah tes standar bahasa Inggris yang mengukur kemampuan berbahasa
Inggris akademik para petutur non bahasa Inggris. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk
mengidentifikasi kelemahan-kelemahan siswa pada masalah-masalah umum tata bahasa
yang sering ditemukan di EPT. Identifikasi tersebut kemudian digunakan sebagai dasar
untuk membangun sebuah silabus yang memenuhi kebutuhan siswa. Secara umum,
kebutuhan siswa berdasarkan analisis yang telah dilakukan adalah sebagai berikut: 1.
Incomplete sentences: conjunctions, comparisons, subject missing, adjective clauses, 2.
Underlined words: count/non-count nouns, banana rule, adjectives, prepositions, noun-
pronoun agreement, singular/plural nouns; 3. Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary:
References, passage organization, exception, inferences, topics, main ideas.

Kata kunci: EPT, kebutuhan siswa, masalah tata bahasa

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