Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume.7 Number.4 December, 2016 Pp. 365- 378
EFL_ Indonesian Students’ Attitude toward Writing in English
English Education Study Program,
STKIP PGRI Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia
Indonesian and Culture Education, Faculty of Cultural Studies
Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia
Writing is a sophisticated language skill since it requires the ability not only to tailor ideas, but also to construct acceptable sentences to create a meaningful, logical, and comprehensible work. As a result, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners have to maximize their efforts to put their thoughts on the paper. This paper is intended to describe the EFL students attitude toward writing. There were 57 students participating in the study. The data was collected by using questionnaire, interview, and documentation of self reflection essay. The result shows that none of the students has low attitude in writing, while fifty eight percent of them has moderate attitude to writing, and the rest of them have positive attitude to writing. The result from the interview also reveals that although the students have moderate attitude to writing, they view writing as difficult, and stressfull. While those who have high attitude, mostly view writing as interesting and challenging. The finding also reveals several efforts the students do to improve their writing skill, among others are practice writing, reading a lot for knowledge and ideas, and using diary writing. The implication of the finding is discussed.
Key words: EFL writing, Writing attitude, Writing efforts
Cite as: Setyowati ,L. , Sukmawan, S. (2016). EFL_ Indonesian Students’ Attitude toward Writing in English. Arab World English Journal,7 (4).