The Eight Graders Writing Attitude toward Efl Writing in Indonesian Context,

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Number of pages : 422-433

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The way the students feel about writing may affect how well they accomplish the writing task. To write well and to achieve the maximum performance in writing, the students need to have positive attitude toward it so that they can find solutions and strategies whenever they face writing problems. The purpose of the study is to describe the students’ writing attitude toward writing in English and to find out their opinion and feeling toward writing. The present study uses mixed method design, by using survey to get quantitative data and interview to get qualitative data. The instruments used were questionnaires and interview. The data was taken by using systematic random sampling which results in 101 respondents from a state junior high school situated in the rural area of a small town of Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia.The finding of the research shows that the Eighth Grade Students’ writing attitude toward writing in English was positive and in moderate level (82.12%). The students were sufficiently confident about their writing and viewed writing as a fun activity and an enjoyable experience. Although the students’ attitude fall in the moderate category, they confessed that they had problems in writing, such as the linguistics problem, and the psychological problem.

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