Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Awareness through Interest-based Claims Writing Publication

Indah, Rohmani Nur (2009) Developing Students’ Critical Thinking Awareness through Interest-based Claims Writing Publication. Presented at TEFLIN 56th International Conference, November 2009, UIN Malang. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Argumentation starts from developing a claim which must involve much reading and brainstorming activities. However, the problem most of beginner writers face is the same: not knowing what to write. As the result, cliché claims are used for instance smoking is harmful, or students must not cheat in exam. Some students also write odd arguments since they translate or adopt texts accessed from online resource. When confirmed they failed to explain its essence. Such plagiarism is definitely intolerable. Therefore, students need to have better critical thinking awareness by producing interest based claims starting from their interest, idea or experience.

The purpose of this research is to encourage the students to develop argumentative writing skill and critical thinking awareness by using interest-based claims to make their essay sound and convince more readers. The method used in this research is classroom action research involving two writing classes. The students, given the project in the form of magazine production, enjoy the writing process which involves the following steps: (1) Potency mapping; (2) Brainstorming in groups; (3) Schemata broadening; (4) Holding class conference; (5) Peer-editing; (6) Revising the evaluated drafts; and (7) Publishing mini magazines.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Dr. Rohmani Nur Indah
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2016 11:23

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