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Nuria Mufidah, Chatarini S.N.L., R. Silvia Andayani

Last modified: 2018-07-17


Many students in higher learning institutions have problems in recognizing Subject-Verb in simple sentences.  These problems might occur for two major reasons dealing with awareness. First, they are not aware that Subject-Verb is the important elements in English sentences. Second, they are not aware of the forms and the rules of Subject-Verb in sentences. As the result, they experience big problems not only in reading and writing, but also in institutional English proficiency test where Subject-Verb dominated the portion in grammar section. Addressing the problems above, raising students’ awareness of the Subject-Verb as the important elements in a sentence would be a solution as proposed by Schmidt (1990) who identifies three aspects of consciousness involved in language learning process: awareness, intention and knowledge. Digital exercise using PowerPoint™ can be used to give students more exposure to Subject-Verb and help them focus on form, an approach which facilitates the language acquisition as suggested by Long (1991) to help students avoid making errors in this specific area and help teachers further enhance their teaching methods to help students improve their performance in grammar learning, reading and writing. The repeated exposure of the intended items is expected to increase the students’ awareness, intention and knowledge about Subject-Verb in simple sentences.

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