The Students' Problems In Essay Writing At English Education Program
Keywords:Writing, Problem, Essay
The purpose of this study was to reveal the problems experienced by students in writing essays at the University of PGRI Wiranegara Pasuruan. The method used was this research was descriptive quantitative. Quantitative data was obtained from the questionnaire. The subject of this study were 90 students of English Study Program at PGRI Wiranegara Pasuruan University in the academic year 2021/2022. The subject were from 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 graders who had joined Essay Writing Course. They was taken by random sampling. The questionnaire was distributed by Google Form via WhatsApp from June 27 to July 4, 2022. The results of this proved that the students of English Education Study Program had problems in writing essays. Problems in essay writing relate to problems in finding and developing ideas, problems in the mechanics of writing and citation, problems in grammar use, problems in writing conventions, problems in finding appropriate vocabulary and problems in the coherence and cohesiveness of the text. The researcher suggests a strategy that must be carried out by students, namely, practicing writing essays regularly and then asking for corrections from lecturers who are indeed qualified in their fields, so that in the future it will be even better. English teachers are advised to know students' learning styles and provide methods that can be enjoyed in the learning writing process. Last, the research results can be used as a reference for the future researchers if they want to conduct research related to different aspects of the discussion.