RHETORIC AND THE CASE OF LINEARISATION IN POST GRADUATE STUDENTS’ ESSAYS
This study pertained to analysis of rhetoric, linearization, and grammaticality within essays. The data were gathered from 24 essays that were written by English post graduate students of Mataram University in academic year 2015. The essays were taken from the subjects of ELT Curriculum and Materials Development and Teaching English for Young Learners (TEYL) as the final assignments. The research approach used qualitative method in which the entire findings were spelled out in form of writing (words). The purpose of study was to find out rhetorical problems, linearization problems, and grammatical errors which appear in English post graduate students’ essays. There were 10 rhetorical problems, 12 linearization problems, and 158 grammatical errors found based on data analysis as the result of study. Rhetorical competence, linear structure of idea, and grammatical competence are required by English post graduate students in order to be highly literate English learners properly, so that they could produce the outstanding essays particularly in English.
Keywords: Rhetoric, Grammatical Competence, Linearization Problem, Essay.