ERRORS IN USING DICTION OF STUDENTS’ WRITING ACTIVITY OF FACULTY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE AT MAHASARASWATI UNIVERSITY
This research aims to analyze in depth the use of diction error of students’ writing activity of Faculty of Foreign Language at Mahasaraswati University. Diction is a writer's choice of words, phrases, sentence structures, and figurative language, which combine to help create meaning. Richards (2002: 157) in a lingustic dictionary says that diction is the word choice used by the author by determining which words are appropriate and effective for specific writing purposes. The research is a qualitativestudy using descriptive methods. The instrument of this research is 30 students of first semester essay at the students’ writing activity of the academic year 2019/2020. The results of thisresearch showed the majority of student errors occurred in the category of diction and the cause of the erroris due to the influence of the first language, translation, and carelessness.
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