Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 10. Number 4 December 2019                                      Pp. 151-166
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol10no4.12

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A Collaborative Peer-Consulted Text Analysis: Students’ Perspectives 

Listyani
English Language Education Program
Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW), Indonesia

 

Abstract:
Collaborative learning has long been done in the field of language learning. Collaborative learning is one of the characteristics of student-centered learning. Students are actively engaged in activities in which the teacher acts as the facilitator. Different from a teacher-centered classroom, the teacher gives instructions and students have to do what is instructed by the teacher. One of the applications of collaborative learning is working in groups or what is commonly known as group work. This study deals with collaborative work involving peer consultations done by twenty second-year students in an Academic Writing class. The students were required to analyze journal articles in groups of two or three. Data was gathered from journals submitted at the end of the semester, which was the Compact Semester of the 2018/2019 Academic Year. There were two questions to be answered in this research. The first question was “How is a Collaborative Peer-Consulted Text Analysis (CPCTA) applied in an Academic Writing class, in ELEP at UKSW?” The second question was “What are students’ perceptions about the collaborative peer-consulted text analysis?” The aim of this study was to show how a Collaborative Peer-Consulted Text Analysis (CPCTA) was applied in an Academic Writing course, and what students’ perceptions were. Data was also gathered from observations and interviews with two students. The findings showed that 90% of the students (18 students) liked working in small groups. The reason mentioned by most of the students was because of the partners. The rest (10%) admitted that they did not like group work because they got partners whom they did not feel comfortable to work with and because of unfulfilled expectations. This study can hopefully be useful both for students and teachers of writing courses who are trying to apply a collaborative peer-consulted text analysis for their students.
Keywords: collaborative peer-consulted text analysis, academic writing, collaborative learning 

Cite as: Listyani, L. (2019). A Collaborative Peer-Consulted Text Analysis: Students’ Perspectives. Arab World English Journal10 (4) 151-166.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol10no4.12

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Dr. Listyani, graduated from the English Department, (JPBS) Faculty of Education and Teacher
Training (FKIP) UKSW Salatiga in 1995. She got her Magister Humaniora degree (Master of
Humanity Studies) from English Language Studies (ELS) Program, Sanata Dharma University
Yogyakarta in 2006. She is now an Associate Professor at the English Language Education
Program (PBI), Faculty of Language and Arts (FBS), Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW)
Salatiga, Indonesia. She has been teaching there since March 1999. In August 2017, she got her
Doctorate degree from State University of Semarang (UNNES) Indonesia, majoring in English
Language Education. She has published some books on English language education, and is
productive in publishing her research articles, both in national and international journals.
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3284-9434